Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A swimming stroke in which alternating overarm movements are combined with a scissors kick.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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

[After John Trudgen, (1852–1902), British swimmer.]

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Named for John Trudgen (1852-1902), an English swimmer who popularised the stroke.

Examples

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  • The hunk at the neighborhood lido

    Swims freestyle and wears a tight speedo,

    But for the curmudgeon

    It’s trunks and the trudgen

    To show that he’s conquered libido.

    November 26, 2018