n. [in sing.]
a swimming stroke performed on the back with the arms lifted alternately out of the water in a backward circular motion and the legs extended and kicking.
∎ (the backstroke)
a race, typically of a specified length or kind, in which such a style of swimming is used:
he was fifth in the 200-meter backstroke.
, bespoke, bloke, broke, choke, cloak, Coke, convoke, croak, evoke, folk, invoke, joke, Koch, moke, oak, okey-doke, poke, provoke, revoke, roque, smoke, soak, soke, spoke, stoke, stony-broke (US
stone-broke), stroke, toke, toque, woke, yoke, yolk
•Holyoake • artichoke • gentlefolk
•menfolk • kinsfolk • womenfolk
•townsfolk • fisherfolk • holmoak
•woodsmoke • cowpoke • slowpoke
•backstroke • breaststroke • keystroke
•heatstroke • sidestroke • downstroke
•sunstroke • upstroke • masterstroke
•counterstroke • equivoque