backstroke

Listen:
 [ˈbækstrəʊk]



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
back•stroke /ˈbækˌstroʊk/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [countable] a backhanded stroke.
  2. Sport[uncountable] a swimming stroke performed lying on one's back.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
back•stroke  (bakstrōk′),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -stroked, -strok•ing. 
n. 
  1. a backhanded stroke.
  2. Sport[Swimming.]a stroke made while on one's back.
  3. a blow or stroke in return;
    recoil.

v.i. 
  1. Sport[Swimming.]to swim the backstroke:She backstroked across the pool.
  • back2 + stroke1 1665–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

backstroke /ˈbækˌstrəʊk/ n
  1. Also called: back crawl a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm alternately and flipper movements of the feet



'backstroke' also found in these entries:
Advertisements

Word of the day: smart | drag

Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.