butterfly stroke

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butterfly stroke

- In swimming, the stroke in which both arms are raised out of the water and lifted forward together.
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Noun1.butterfly stroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and downbutterfly stroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
dolphin kick - a swimming kick; an up and down kick of the feet together
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