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Definitions for breaststroke
ˈbrɛstˌstroʊk, ˈbrɛs-breast·stroke

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breaststrokeverb

    a swimming stroke; the arms are extended together in front of the head and swept back on either side accompanied by a frog kick

  2. breaststrokeverb

    swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg


  1. breaststrokenoun

    A swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies face down, the arms being swept forward, outward and back under the water and the legs are kicked like a frog's

  2. breaststrokeverb

    to swim using this stroke


  1. Breaststroke

    The breaststroke is a swimming style in which the swimmer is on his or her chest and the torso does not rotate. It is the most popular recreational style due to its stability and the ability to keep the head out of the water a large portion of the time. In most swimming classes, beginners learn either the breaststroke or the front crawl first. Since the breaststroke can be swum with the eyes almost always above water, it is important in lifesaving, as it allows the rescuer to approach the victim without losing sight of them. However, in competitive swimming, the breaststroke is regarded as one of the most difficult strokes, requiring comparable endurance and leg strength to other strokes. Some people refer to breaststroke as the "frog" stroke, for your body moves like a frog swimming in the water. The stroke itself is the slowest of any competitive strokes and thought to be the oldest of all swimming strokes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaststroke in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breaststroke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of breaststroke in a Sentence

  1. Bill Furniss:

    He knows he has a target on his back, what he's done in the last three years is that he has come through the ranks and shaken the breaststroke world up.

  2. Michael Andrew:

    It felt like any other 100 breaststroke I’ve ever swum, it felt like any other pool I’ve ever swam in. Granted, it’s a beautiful one. So it’s one of those things where I realized we can make it into something bigger than it is in our minds. I’m just approaching like any other swim meet.

  3. Ryan Lochte:

    That was a good morning swim, but I completely changed my breaststroke, I can't do the normal kick I usually do because it hurts so bad.

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