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Meaning of "backstroke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACKSTROKE

backstroke  [ˈbækˌstrəʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACKSTROKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Backstroke is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb backstroke in English.

WHAT DOES BACKSTROKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

backstroke

Backstroke

Backstroke, is one of the four swimming styles regulated by FINA, and the only regulated style swum on the back. This has the advantage of easy breathing, but the disadvantage of swimmers not being able to see where they are going. It is also the only competition swimming style that has a different start. The swimming style is similar to an upside down front crawl. Both backstroke and front crawl are long-axis strokes. In Individual medley backstroke is the second style swum; in the team medley it is the first style swum.

Definition of backstroke in the English dictionary

The first definition of backstroke in the dictionary is Also called: back crawl a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm alternately and flipper movements of the feet. Other definition of backstroke is a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm alternately and flipper movements of the feet. Backstroke is also a return stroke or blow.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BACKSTROKE

PRESENT

Present
I backstroke
you backstroke
he/she/it backstrokes
we backstroke
you backstroke
they backstroke
Present continuous
I am backstroking
you are backstroking
he/she/it is backstroking
we are backstroking
you are backstroking
they are backstroking
Present perfect
I have backstroked
you have backstroked
he/she/it has backstroked
we have backstroked
you have backstroked
they have backstroked
Present perfect continuous
I have been backstroking
you have been backstroking
he/she/it has been backstroking
we have been backstroking
you have been backstroking
they have been backstroking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I backstroked
you backstroked
he/she/it backstroked
we backstroked
you backstroked
they backstroked
Past continuous
I was backstroking
you were backstroking
he/she/it was backstroking
we were backstroking
you were backstroking
they were backstroking
Past perfect
I had backstroked
you had backstroked
he/she/it had backstroked
we had backstroked
you had backstroked
they had backstroked
Past perfect continuous
I had been backstroking
you had been backstroking
he/she/it had been backstroking
we had been backstroking
you had been backstroking
they had been backstroking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will backstroke
you will backstroke
he/she/it will backstroke
we will backstroke
you will backstroke
they will backstroke
Future continuous
I will be backstroking
you will be backstroking
he/she/it will be backstroking
we will be backstroking
you will be backstroking
they will be backstroking
Future perfect
I will have backstroked
you will have backstroked
he/she/it will have backstroked
we will have backstroked
you will have backstroked
they will have backstroked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been backstroking
you will have been backstroking
he/she/it will have been backstroking
we will have been backstroking
you will have been backstroking
they will have been backstroking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would backstroke
you would backstroke
he/she/it would backstroke
we would backstroke
you would backstroke
they would backstroke
Conditional continuous
I would be backstroking
you would be backstroking
he/she/it would be backstroking
we would be backstroking
you would be backstroking
they would be backstroking
Conditional perfect
I would have backstroke
you would have backstroke
he/she/it would have backstroke
we would have backstroke
you would have backstroke
they would have backstroke
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been backstroking
you would have been backstroking
he/she/it would have been backstroking
we would have been backstroking
you would have been backstroking
they would have been backstroking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you backstroke
we let´s backstroke
you backstroke
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to backstroke
Past participle
backstroked
Present Participle
backstroking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACKSTROKE


breaststroke
ˈbrɛstˌstrəʊk
broke
brəʊk
brushstroke
ˈbrʌʃstrəʊk
counter-stroke
ˈkaʊntəstrəʊk
dead-stroke
ˈdedˌstrəʊk
downstroke
ˈdaʊnˌstrəʊk
handstroke
ˈhændˌstrəʊk
heatstroke
ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk
instroke
ˈɪnˌstrəʊk
keystroke
ˈkiːˌstrəʊk
masterstroke
ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk
ministroke
ˌmɪnɪˈstrəʊk
outstroke
ˈaʊtˌstrəʊk
roke
rəʊk
roque
rəʊk
sidestroke
ˈsaɪdˌstrəʊk
stroke
strəʊk
sunstroke
ˈsʌnˌstrəʊk
thunderstroke
ˈθʌndəˌstrəʊk
upstroke
ˈʌpˌstrəʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACKSTROKE

backstab
backstabber
backstage
backstage pass
backstair
backstairs
backstall
backstamp
backstarting
backstay
backstitch
backstop
backstopped
backstopping
backstreet
backswept
backswimmer
backswing
backsword
backswordsman

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACKSTROKE

a stroke
Bolingbroke
butterfly stroke
exhaust stroke
four-stroke
go for broke
ground stroke
hair stroke
heartbroke
heat stroke
lightning stroke
off one´s stroke
Pembroke
proke
return stroke
scavenge stroke
scavenging stroke
Sheffer´s stroke
stone-broke
two-stroke

Synonyms and antonyms of backstroke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «backstroke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACKSTROKE

Find out the translation of backstroke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of backstroke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «backstroke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

仰泳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estilo espalda
570 millions of speakers

English

backstroke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैकस्ट्रोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَبَاحَة عَلَى الظَهْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плавание на спине
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nado de costas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চিত্সাঁতার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dos crawlé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Backstroke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rückenschwimmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

背泳
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배영
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Backstroke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kiểu bơi ngửa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேக்ஸ்ட்ரோக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅकस्ट्रोक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sırtüstü yüzme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dorso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

styl grzbietowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плавання на спині
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înot pe spate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύπτια κολύμβηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rugslag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ryggsim
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

returslag
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of backstroke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSTROKE»

The term «backstroke» is regularly used and occupies the 73.182 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSTROKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «backstroke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «backstroke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about backstroke

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACKSTROKE»

Discover the use of backstroke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to backstroke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Swimming skills: freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke
An illustrated approach to mastering the four basic swimming strokes, with professional pointers on breathing, form and training
Frank Ryan, 1978
2
Coaching Swimming Successfully
The swimmer swims a set number of strokes in freestyle and then a set number of strokes in backstroke (e.g., 7 and 7, 5 and 5, and 3 and 3). The transition from back to crawl and from crawl to back makes the swimmer aware of the trunk ...
Dick Hannula, 2003
3
Swimming Anatomy
Backstroke. Although backstroke is unique in body positioning among the competitive strokes, the stroke phases can still be divided into a propulsive phase that consists of hand entry into the water, a catch component, a finishing component, ...
Ian McLeod
4
Backstroke swimming
Introduces modern backstroke techniques in text and photographs.
Frank Ryan, 1974
5
Breakthrough Swimming
The. Backstroke. In Colymbetes, Wynman (1538), author of the first book in the world on swimming, gives the first reference to swimming on the back: He adds a tale of a man on his back pretending to be a corpse: "but move your hands with ...
Cecil Colwin, 2002
6
The Complete Guide to Swimming Backstroke
The Complete Guide to Swimming Backstroke is the perfect quick flick for anyone wanting an easy to follow, concise and simplistic guide book.
Mark Young, 2011
7
The 100 Best Swimming Drills
Backstroke. DRILL FEEDBACK CHART Modification I can't see if my hand is still dog-eared at entry. My wrist isn't relaxed. Try wiggling your fingers during your recovery, and flopping your hand back and forth as if it had no bones. Try it on ...
Blythe Lucero, 2011
8
Swim to Win: Train Like a Champion
If distance freestyle usually requires only about 5% of its power from the legs, and sprint freestyle requires about 10%, it is safe to say that backstroke demands at least twice that of the sprinters, about 20%. Since there is no long-distance ...
Ed Nessel, 2008
9
Masters Swimming: A Manual
It is safe to say that backstroke is the least popular stroke. There are many reasons swimmers cite for not enjoying backstroke. Most commonly, swimmers say that it makes them nervous to swim upside down without being able to see where ...
Blythe Lucero, Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke, 2006
10
The Essential Swimmer
It is interesting to note that with today's better technique and training, backstroke is now more or less the same speed as butterfly, making it second in speed to freestyle. Backstroke is distinguished from the other three strokes by the fact that it is ...
Steve Tarpinian, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACKSTROKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term backstroke is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bratton wins 200 backstroke at World University Games
GWANGJU CITY, South Korea — Texas A&M freshman swimmer Lisa Bratton grabbed first place in the women's 200-meter backstroke at the ... «The Eagle, Jul 15»
2
Former Canadian Olympian Jake Tapp Named Assistant Coach At …
Tapp represented Canada internationally at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 100m backstroke and swam on Canada's 4x100m medley relay. «SwimSwam, Jul 15»
3
Billerica Boys and Girls Club swim team excels at nationals
She placed seventh in the mile-long distance competition, and 17th in the 100-meter backstroke competition. She recently had a hip injury and ... «Wicked Local Billerica, Jul 15»
4
Campeonato Nacional: 2015 Mexican Nationals Recap
20-year old Estela Davis Ortiz from Club Chihuahua snagged a trifecta of backstroke wins, claiming golds in the 50m, 100m and 200m ... «SwimSwam, Jul 15»
5
Bohn Pool Waverunners swim in third meet of the season
... were Jacobson in the 100 individual medley (1:59.73), Nolan Jensen in the boys 25 free (33.54), London Rising in the 25 backstroke (34.50), ... «The Daily Telegram, Jul 15»
6
Fairbanksans take two silvers at senior games
Kiel won the 50-yard backstroke and the 100-yard backstroke at the 2014 Alaska games. Minnesota leads all states with 36 medals through the ... «Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Jul 15»
7
Lisa Bratton's Last 100 Carries Her To Gold In The 200 Backstroke
Lisa Bratton's Last 100 Carries Her To Gold In The 200 Backstroke (Race ... Jack Conger Wins 100 Backstroke Bronze On Day 2 Of WUGS ... «SwimSwam, Jul 15»
8
Hosts celebrate second round win
Louth individual second places went to William McIntyre (open 100m freestyle), Harvey Muns (12/u 50m freestyle and backstroke), Harriette ... «Louth Leader, Jul 15»
9
Breakers' Workman takes second in 400 backstroke
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sean Workman of the Edwardsville Breakers placed second in the 400-meters backstroke finals Thursday at the YMCA ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
10
Six gold medals for Lauren Hanson in Skipton's club gala
15+ - Benjamin Housley: 50m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley; Mark Mahoney, 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 200m ... «Craven Herald, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Backstroke [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/backstroke>. Apr 2020 ».
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