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Meaning of backstroke

back•stroke

Pronunciation: (bak'strōk"), [key]
— n., v., -stroked, -strok•ing.
—n.
  1. a backhanded stroke.
  2. a stroke made while on one's back.
  3. a blow or stroke in return; recoil.
—v.i.
  1. to swim the backstroke: She backstroked across the pool.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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