[ truhj-uh n ]
/ ˈtrʌdʒ ən /

noun Swimming.

a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used.

Origin of trudgen

1890–95; named after John Trudgen (1852–1902), British swimmer
Also called trudgen stroke. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for trudgen

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

British Dictionary definitions for trudgen

/ (ˈtrʌdʒən) /


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

Word Origin for trudgen

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