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Dictionary definition for: Stroke

1. (n) (sports) 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" "a good shot require good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

2. (v) touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"

3. (n) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

4. (v) strike a ball with a smooth blow

5. (n) a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain

6. (v) row at a particular rate

7. (n) a light touch

8. (v) treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"

9. (n) a light touch with the hands

10. (n) the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew

11. (n) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

12. (n) a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing)

13. (n) any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing

14. (n) a single complete movement

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