back•strokePronunciation: (bak'strōk"), [key]
—n., v., -stroked, -strok•ing.
a backhanded stroke.
a stroke made while on one's back.
a blow or stroke in return; recoil.
to swim the backstroke: She backstroked across the pool.
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