Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “breaststroke”

See all translations

breaststroke

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈbrest.strəʊk/ us    /-stroʊk/
a way of swimming in which the arms make a circular movement in front of the body while the knees are brought up towards the body and then kicked out and back: I can only do the breaststroke.
Translations of “breaststroke”
in Korean 평영…
in Arabic سِباحة الصَدْر…
in Portuguese nado de peito…
in Catalan braça…
in Japanese 平泳ぎ…
in Italian nuoto a rana…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛙泳…
in Russian брасс…
in Turkish yüzüstü yüzme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛙泳…
in Polish żabka, styl klasyczny…
(Definition of breaststroke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of breaststroke?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “breaststroke” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More