Definition of Australian crawl

1. Noun. A swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick.

Exact synonyms: Crawl, Front Crawl
Generic synonyms: Swimming Stroke
Terms within: Flutter Kick
Derivative terms: Crawl

Definition of Australian crawl

1. Noun. (US) the front crawl swimming stroke. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Australian Crawl

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Australian Q fever
Australian Shepherd
Australian Shepherds
Australian Sign Language
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Australian X encephalitis
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Australian blacksnake
Australian capital
Australian chestnut
Australian cockroach
Australian coral snake
Australian crawl
Australian dollar
Australian hare's foot
Australian heath
Australian honeysuckle
Australian magpie
Australian nettle
Australian nettle tree
Australian pea
Australian pelican
Australian pelicans
Australian pine
Australian pitcher plant

Literary usage of Australian crawl

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

1. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1920)
"Tin Australian-Crawl. The Racing-Back or Alternate Over-Arm- Distance. Diving. Back Stroke. The Breast Stroke. Racing Turn — Treading Water — Plunge for The ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... Writing The australian crawl, 1978 in divided usage amongst adults —Strang 1970 alcohol use and drinking problems amongst women —Times Literary Supp. ..."

3. Swimming and Watermanship by Louis de B. Handley (1922)
"Thus, in passing successively from the breast to the side stroke, then in turn to the single overarm, double overarm, early trudgeon, australian crawl, ..."

4. Methods of Teaching in High Schools by Samuel Chester Parker (1915)
"A good example is separate training upon breathing out while the face is under water in learning to swim by the australian crawl method. ..."

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