Meaning of “backstroke” in the English Dictionary

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"backstroke" in British English

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backstrokenoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈbæk.strəʊk/ us /ˈbæk.stroʊk/

(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 bronze medalist in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2000 Sydney Games.

(Definition of “backstroke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)