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