sidestroke(redirected from Side stroke)
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A swimming stroke in which a person swims on one side and thrusts the arms forward and downward alternately while performing a scissors kick.
intr.v. side·stroked, side·strok·ing, side·strokes
To swim with a sidestroke.
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies sideways in the water paddling with his arms and making a scissors kick with his legs
n., v. -stroked, -strok•ing. n.
1. a swimming stroke in which the body is turned sideways in the water, the hands pull alternately, and the legs perform a scissors kick.v.i.
2. to swim the sidestroke.
Swum on the side with arms thrusting downward and backward alternately; legs do a scissors kick.
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|Noun||1.||sidestroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick|
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
scissors kick - a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion