Definition of Dog paddle

1. Noun. An elementary swimming stroke imitating a swimming dog.

Generic synonyms: Swimming Stroke

Definition of Dog paddle

1. Noun. A swimming stroke in the style of a dog swimming. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dog Paddle

dog guide
dog hobble
dog hook
dog house
dog houses
dog in the hunt
dog in the manger
dog it
dog laurel
dog meat
dog mercury
dog musher
dog my cats
dog nose
dog paddle (current term)
dog person
dog pound
dog racing
dog rose
dog roses
dog scooter
dog scooters
dog show
dog sled
dog sleep
dog sleigh
dog slow
dog soldier

Literary usage of Dog paddle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. At Home in the Water: Swimming, Diving, Life Saving, Water Sports, Natatoriums by George Hebden Corsan (1910)
"Now, if man would immediately get on the horizontal plane and dog-paddle to safety he ... I always like to find that my pupil can "dog- paddle" a little, ..."

2. Swimming by Edwin Tenney Brewster (1910)
"This may be described as crawl behind, dog- paddle in front, with the body on the side, and the head twisted into the floating position. It is, in short, ..."

3. Appleton's New Practical Cyclopedia: A New Work of Reference Based Upon the edited by Marcus Benjamin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, Gerald Van Casteel, George Jotham Hagar (1920)
"The common strokes are the broad, dog paddle, and side, or Indian. ... In the dog paddle the body lies nearer horizontal, and hands and feet are moved ..."

4. The Glow of Embers: Fragments with a Twist! by Robert Cronin (1996)
"When Chris was teaching them how to swim and found an adept pupil, that boy immediately became a teacher of the dog paddle to another boy. ..."

5. A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1908)
"... of dog-paddle stroke. Having no confidence in his swimming ability, we followed closely. The water was cold ; the distance greater than the Navajo had ..."

6. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"Another useful technique, often called the Kelp Crawl, resembles the 'dog paddle' and involves keeping the body on the surface above the kelp canopy and ..."

7. How to Swim by Annette Kellermann (1918)
"... or the crawl stroke which is but a modification of the small boy's dog-paddle. These strokes may be "natural," but they are decidedly ungraceful. ..."

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