Definition of Sidestroke

1. Noun. A swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick.

Generic synonyms: Swimming Stroke
Terms within: Scissors Kick



Definition of Sidestroke

1. Noun. A swimming stroke swum on the swimmer's side. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sidestroke

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidestroke

sidesman
sidesmen
sidespin
sidespins
sidesplitter
sidesplitting
sidesplittingly
sidestep
sidestepped
sidestepper
sidesteppers
sidestepping
sidesteps
sidestream
sidestreams
sidestroke (current term)
sidestrokes
sideswipe
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sideswiped
sideswipes
sideswiping
sidetone
sidetones
sidetrack
sidetracked
sidetracking
sidetracks
sidewalk
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Literary usage of Sidestroke

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

1. Swimming: With Lists of Books Published in English, German, French and Other by Ralph Thomas (1904)
"The simile of the scissors clip is accurate (p 20) as quoted from Webb for the breast stroke (and would be also for the English sidestroke) ; but it is ..."

2. Swimming: With Lists of Books Published in English, German, French and Other by Ralph Thomas (1904)
"(j) 1840-44 the English sidestroke began, arms one after the other, the legs making a wedge with the inner and outer parts of the legs. ..."

3. Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1998)
"+ Surface swimming with gear will involve a sidestroke ... In the sidestroke, forward is toward the front of the swimmer's body and backward is toward the ..."

4. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnolo (1994)
"... using the crawl, sidestroke, and backstroke • Swim under water for a distance of 50 feet (15.2 meters) without surfacing • Stay afloat for 30 minutes. ..."

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