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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A swimming stroke in which a double overarm movement is combined with a scissors kick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A swimming stroke in which the left and right hands are alternately raised out of the water, brought forward and drawn back through the water. A scissor kick is performed on every second stroke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In swimming, the double over-arm stroke.

Etymologies

After John Trudgen (1852-1902), British swimmer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for John Trudgen (1852-1902), an English swimmer who popularised the stroke. (Wiktionary)

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