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[truhj-uh n]
noun Swimming.
  1. a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used.
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Origin of trudgen

1890–95; named after John Trudgen (1852–1902), British swimmer
Also called trudgen stroke.
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Examples from the Web for trudgen

Historical Examples

  • He changed from breast to over-arm stroke, then he shifted to the crawl and trudgen stroke.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

    T. S. Stribling

British Dictionary definitions for trudgen


  1. a type of swimming stroke that uses overarm action, as in the crawl, and a scissors kick
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Word Origin

C19: named after John Trudgen, English swimmer, who introduced it
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