• WordNet 3.6
    • v backstroke swim on one's back
    • n backstroke a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n backstroke A blow or stroke in return.
    • n backstroke A backhanded stroke; a back-hander.
    • n backstroke In telegraphy, the return-stroke of the lever in a telegraph-sounder.
    • n backstroke Diastolic impulse of the heart, a faint beat occurring as the blood enters the ventricles.
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In news:

Crocket earns district time in 100 backstroke.
Swimmer Tyler Clary wins gold men's 200 backstroke.
Additionally, the Disability committee has put forth a revision to the hand signals to be used for deaf and hard-of-hearing swimmers, requiring additional signals for the backstroke start.
Mercer Island senior Alex Hoff wins his first individual state title in the 100-yard backstroke.
Kelley Baylis swims the backstroke event in Newtown's 95-91 setback to Brookfield on September 18.
Marciano is the US National Age Group holder in the boys 10-and-under 50-meter backstroke.
Ryan Lochte is seen after the men's 200m backstroke at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Missy Franklin posts fastest time in 100-meter backstroke prelims .
Schwab, a junior, had the second-best time in individual medley (2:03.30) and fourth-best in the backstroke (56.48).
If you understand and have good technique with your forward stroke, draw, pry, backstroke, and sweeps, now it's time to learn to slice and blend.
Brian Ruggles (bottom), Issaquah High School senior, passes an Eastlake swimmer on his way to winning the 100-yard backstroke Jan 10 at the Julius Boehm Pool.
South Fork's Kevin Lindgren does the backstroke during the finals of the Boys 200 Yard IM event during the District 11 Class 2A swim meet Monday night at the North County Aquatics Complex in Jupiter.
Taz and Penguin swimmers compete in the backstroke at Saturday's meet where the Taz came out on top, remaining undefeated.
MINNEAPOLIS – Behind two seventh-place finishes by McKenzie Vermeire, in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke, and a fifth-place finish by Kylie Vermeire in the 500-yard freestyle.
Franklin won the 200-meter backstroke and the 100 freestyle.