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Noun: stroking  strow-king
  1. A light touch with the hands
    - stroke
Verb: stroke  strowk
  1. Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
    "He stroked his long beard"
  2. Strike a ball with a smooth blow
  3. Row at a particular rate
  4. Treat gingerly or carefully
    "You have to stroke the boss"

Derived forms: strokings

Type of: blandish, flatter, hit, row, strike, touch, touching

Encyclopedia: Stroking