from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A movement in which the legs are moved widely apart and brought together like scissors, usually along the body's longitudinal axis, especially.
  • noun A swimming kick having this form, used mainly in sidestroke.
  • noun A bicycle kick in soccer.
  • noun A midair kick in martial arts in which the feet are directed in different directions, especially to the sides.

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  • noun a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion


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