Backstroke meaning

băkstrōk
A backhanded stroke or motion.
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A stroke or motion in the direction of an original starting point.

A saw that cuts on the backstroke.

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A stroke backward, or a backhanded stroke.
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To perform a backstroke.
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To hit with a backstroke.
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A swimming stroke swum lying on one's back, while rotating both arms through the water as to propel the swimmer backwards.
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(bellringing) The pull on the tail of the rope that swings the bell through a full circle (compare handstroke)
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To swim the backstroke.
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Origin of backstroke