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Meaning of “backstroke” in the English Dictionary

"backstroke" in British English

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backstrokenoun [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 ​yourhead, while ​kicking with ​yourlegs: Can you do backstroke?
(Definition of backstroke from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backstroke" in American English

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backstrokenoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæk·stroʊk/
a way of ​swimming while ​lying on ​your back: She was a ​bronzemedalist in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2000 Sydney ​Games.
(Definition of backstroke from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backstroke”
in Arabic سِباحة الظَّهْر…
in Korean 배영…
in Portuguese nado de costas…
in Catalan esquena…
in Japanese 背泳ぎ, 背泳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仰泳…
in Turkish sırtüstü yüzme…
in Russian плавание на спине…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仰泳…
in Italian dorso (nuoto)…
in Polish styl grzbietowy…
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