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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Half the stroke or movement, as of a valve or a piston. Also called half-travel.


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  • The Legacy was badly out of whack, insisting on rolling to the left, and requiring Lepore to hold the controls a half-throw to the right just to maintain wings-level flight.

    William Langewiesche on the Amazon air crash


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