Definition of Gertrude Ederle
1. Noun. United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003).
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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... man — William J. Locke, Simon the Jester, 1910 Such prominent females as Helen Wills, Gertrude Ederle, Amelia Earhart, and Babe Didrikson left him cold. ..."
2. Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K-8 by JoAnn Portalupi, Ralph J. Fletcher (2001)
"Wilma Unlimited (Kathleen Krull), America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle (David A. Adler), and The Microscope (Maxine Kumin) all focus on a slice of ..."
3. Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (1921)
"3 in. 400 yds., rel:<y, held under the auspices of the Detroit AC, Detroit, Mich., April 10, '20. Won by the Women's Swimming Assn. of NT (Gertrude Ederle, ..."
4. What Happened Today? by Jill Norris, Sharon Rosenberger (2001)
"Sixteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel on August 6, 1926. She was the first woman to complete the swim. It took her 14 hours and 31 ..."