Noun: stroke strowk
Verb: stroke strowk
- (sport) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker";
- The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
- throw, cam stroke
- A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
- apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, CVA
- A light touch with the hands
- (golf) a unit of scoring, the act of hitting the ball with a club
"Nicklaus won by three strokes"
- The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
- Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
"the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck";
- accident, fortuity, chance event
- A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
- solidus [Brit, Cdn], slash, virgule, diagonal, separatrix
- A mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
"she applied the paint in careful strokes"
- Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
- A single complete movement
- Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
"He stroked his long beard"
- Strike a ball with a smooth blow
- Row at a particular rate
- Treat gingerly or carefully
"You have to stroke the boss"
Derived forms: strokes, stroking, stroked
Type of: attack, blandish, flatter, happening, hit, locomotion, maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], mark, motility, motion, move, movement, natural event, oarsman, occurrence, occurrent, play, print, punctuation, punctuation mark, row, rower, score, strike, touch, touching, travel