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backstroke

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈbæk.strəʊk/  us   /-stroʊk/
a way of swimming in which you lie on your back and move one arm and then the other straight behind you so that they pass the sides of your head, while kicking with your legs: Can you do backstroke?
Translations of “backstroke”
in Korean 배영…
in Arabic سِباحة الظَّهْر…
in Portuguese nado de costas…
in Catalan esquena…
in Japanese 背泳ぎ, 背泳…
in Italian dorso (nuoto)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仰泳…
in Russian плавание на спине…
in Turkish sırtüstü yüzme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仰泳…
in Polish styl grzbietowy…
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