Definitions for stroke

Definitions for (noun) stroke

Main entry: stroke, stroking

Definition: a light touch with the hands

Main entry: stroke

Definition: a single complete movement

Main entry: stroke, shot

Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Main entry: stroke

Definition: any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

Main entry: stroke

Definition: a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush

Usage: she applied the paint in careful strokes

Main entry: separatrix, slash, solidus, stroke, diagonal, virgule

Definition: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

Main entry: accident, chance event, stroke, fortuity

Definition: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

Usage: winning the lottery was a happy accident; the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck; it was due to an accident or fortuity

Main entry: stroke, throw, cam stroke

Definition: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

Main entry: stroke

Definition: a light touch

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Definition: the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

Main entry: stroke

Definition: (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club

Usage: Nicklaus won by three strokes

Main entry: stroke, cerebrovascular accident, CVA, apoplexy

Definition: a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

Definitions for (verb) stroke

Main entry: stroke

Definition: treat gingerly or carefully

Usage: You have to stroke the boss

Main entry: stroke

Definition: strike a ball with a smooth blow

Main entry: stroke

Definition: row at a particular rate

Main entry: stroke

Definition: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions

Usage: He stroked his long beard

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