Pronunciation: (frē'stīl"), [key]
a. competition in which any of the standard strokes may be used, according to the swimmer's choice.
b. the crawl.
3. (in other sports) a performance or routine featuring relatively free, unrestricted movement or intended to demonstrate an individual's special skills or style, as in figure skating, gymnastics, or surfing.
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