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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An outward stroke, especially the stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a single-acting engine, the stroke on which the piston or plunger moves outward; the stroke during which the space inclosed by the cylinder and the end of the piston increases; the stroke during which the piston travels away from the cylinder-head.
  • n. In mining, the privilege of working and conveying underground the coal from an adjoining royalty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft

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