[ truhj-uhn ]

  1. 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 .

Words Nearby trudgen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trudgen in a sentence

  • 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


/ (ˈtrʌdʒən) /

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

Origin of trudgen

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

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