American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A swimming stroke in which a person lies face down in the water and extends the arms in front of the head, then sweeps them both back laterally under the surface of the water while performing a frog kick.
- n. A race or a leg of a race in which this stroke is swum.
- n. A swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies face down, the arms being swept forward, outward and back under the water and the legs are kicked like a frog's
- v. to swim using this stroke
- n. a swimming stroke; the arms are extended together in front of the head and swept back on either side accompanied by a frog kick
- v. swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
- breast + stroke (Wiktionary)
“Suddenly he feels the insects inside him, their feet pricking the inside of his body, swimming in his blood; each breaststroke is white pain across his nerves.”
“So it's clear his controversial kick, which Americans claimed should have brought disqualification instead of the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, is no accident.”
“The breaststroke is my favorite race and it also felt good.”
“While competing at Southern California, she became the first woman to win the NCAA title in the 200 breaststroke four consecutive times.”
“•Rebecca Soni won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke and silver in the 50 breaststroke in the world championships.”
“The Individual Medley, which I had never heard of, consists of swimming one length freestyle, one length scissor-kick, one length backstroke, one length breaststroke.”
“In the first recorded successful "solo" swim in August 1875 – sustained by beef tea, and employing a steady breaststroke – Captain Matthew Webb reached Calais in under 22 hours.”
“There was another American gold in the women's 100 breaststroke, with Rebecca Soni leading from start to finish in 1:05.05 to defend her title from two years ago.”
“They are Rohit Havaldar in the 200 meters backstroke, Sandeep Sejwal in the 50 and 100 meters breaststroke and A.P. Gagan in the 1,500 meters freestyle, Mr. Gupta says.”
“Natalie glared at Freddie, and dived into the pool once again to practice the breaststroke.”
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