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A prone swimming stroke in which the head is kept out of the water and the arms remain submerged and are alternately thrust forward and pulled back while the legs kick.
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(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) another name for doggy paddle
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a rudimentary swimming stroke using a paddling of the arms and kicking of the feet in a somewhat crouching position.
dog′-pad`dle, v.i. -dled, -dling.
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Cupped hands rotate in a circular motion under water; legs do a flutter kick.
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|Noun||1.||dog paddle - an elementary swimming stroke imitating a swimming dog|
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
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