(in many crustaceans) one of a number of abdominal limbs or appendages, usually adapted for swimming and for carrying eggs, as distinguished from other limbs adapted for walking or seizing.
any of the small paired appendages on the abdomen of crustaceans, used chiefly in locomotion and reproduction Also called pleopod
One of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans, such as shrimp, lobsters, and isopods. Swimmerets are normally found on the first five abdominal segments and typically terminate in paired oarlike branches. They function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming. Also called pleopod.
verb (used without object), swam, swum, swimming. 1. to move in water by movements of the limbs, fins, tail, etc. 2. to float on the surface of water or some other liquid. 3. to move, rest, or be suspended in air as if swimming in water. 4. to move, glide, or go smoothly over a […]
noun 1. the act of a person or thing that swims. 2. the skill or technique of a person who swims. 3. the sport of swimming. adjective 4. pertaining to, characterized by, or capable of swimming. 5. used in or for swimming: swimming trunks. 6. immersed in or overflowing with water or some other liquid. […]
noun, British. 1. swimming pool. swimming bath noun 1. (often pl) an indoor swimming pool
- Swimming costume
noun 1. (mainly Brit) any apparel worn for swimming or sunbathing, such as a woman’s one-piece garment covering most of the torso but not the limbs