backstroke definition

  • noun:
    • Sports A swimming swing done on a single's back, especially one utilizing alternating overarm strokes and a flutter kick.
    • Sports A race or a leg of a race where this stroke is swum.
    • A backhanded stroke or movement.
    • A stroke or motion in the direction of an authentic starting point: a saw that cuts regarding the backstroke.
    • A swimming stroke swum lying on a single's straight back, while rotating both hands through liquid on propel the swimmer backwards.
    • The pull-on the end associated with the line that swings the bell through a complete group (compare handstroke)
    • a swimming swing that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her straight back. Most commonly it is performed with backward-moving circular supply shots and a flutter kick.
    • A blow or swing in return.
    • A backhanded stroke; a back-hander.
    • In telegraphy, the return-stroke associated with lever in a telegraph-sounder.
    • Diastolic impulse of this heart, a faint beat occurring because the blood goes into the ventricles.
    • a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his / her straight back
  • verb:
    • To swim the backstroke.
    • swim on a single's back

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