Definition of breaststroke in English:

breaststroke

noun

  • 1A style of swimming on one's front, in which the arms are pushed forward and then swept back in a circular movement, while the legs are tucked in toward the body and then kicked out in a corresponding movement.

    • ‘The strokes allowed are freestyle, breaststroke, and sidestroke.’
    • ‘Moses swam for five cold months - breaststroke, crawl and free form.’
    • ‘The water seemed to suck at me as I crossed the pool, alternating between the breaststroke and crawl.’
    • ‘Swimmers are taught the strokes used for competitions; the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.’
    • ‘It's the rotator muscle that provides power during breaststroke and freestyle kicking.’
    • ‘When I recovered, I headed at a fast breaststroke towards the side, but I got a side cramp.’
    • ‘The pull-up develops the muscles needed in all forms of swimming, especially the breaststroke and butterfly.’
    • ‘I had no problem with breaststroke, because it was my favorite stroke.’
    • ‘You can also do breaststroke if you can't do freestyle, but keep that at a high pace.’
    • ‘I walked away, mentally praising myself for putting in those long hours working on my breaststroke kick.’
    • ‘If you lose your flow or become disoriented, don't start doing the breaststroke, and definitely don't let yourself go vertical.’
    • ‘She was far ahead and only getting farther away, every perfect breaststroke, a razor through silk.’
    • ‘Jackie, you're so good at the other strokes like crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke.’
    • ‘The man's breaststroke has become unsynchronised, his arms and legs contradict.’
    • ‘The guy really does have it all - girlfriend, popularity, and university scouts drooling over his breaststroke.’
    • ‘Swim the breaststroke for 45 minutes.’
    • ‘Cheryl, already in her breaststroke, yelled too.’
    • ‘There were individual medleys, as well as backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle events.’
    • ‘Subjects were also asked about their training, including their weekly distance of breaststroke swimming and kicking.’
    1. 1.1the breaststroke A race, typically of a specified length or kind, in which the breaststroke style of swimming is used.
      ‘she won the 200 m breaststroke’
      • ‘The captain led the way, winning in the 200 m individual medley and 200 m breaststroke.’
      • ‘Next came breaststroke, which I beat him in, same as always.’
      • ‘There he won all three of his breaststroke events and the 200m individual medley.’
      • ‘She has the fastest time nationally in both the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke.’
      • ‘He currently holds the American record for the 50-and 200-meter breaststroke.’
      • ‘We've had two meets so far and the women's team has won both of them and I've won the breaststroke races.’

Pronunciation

breaststroke

/ˈbrɛs(t)ˌstroʊk//ˈbres(t)ˌstrōk/