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Word meaning stroke
The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
A mark or dash in writing or printing; a line; the touch of a pen or pencil; as, an up stroke; a firm stroke.
Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
A throb or beat, as of the heart.
One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke.
The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; -- called also stroke oar.
The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.
A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
To make smooth by rubbing.
To give a finely fluted surface to.
To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
Crossword clues for stroke
- Cricket shot
- Golf or cricket shot; pat or caress
- Pace setting oarsman
- Pacesetting oarsman
- Touch lightly
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