1. stroke - noun
· (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 requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
2. stroke - noun
· the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
3. stroke - noun
· a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
4. stroke - noun
· a light touch
5. stroke - noun
· a light touch with the hands
6. stroke - noun
· (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"
7. stroke - noun
· the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
8. stroke - noun
· anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
9. stroke - noun
· a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
10. stroke - noun
· a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
11. stroke - noun
· any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
12. stroke - noun
· a single complete movement
13. stroke - verb
· touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; "He stroked his long beard"
14. stroke - verb
· strike a ball with a smooth blow
15. stroke - verb
· row at a particular rate
16. stroke - verb
· treat gingerly or carefully; "You have to stroke the boss"
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