Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An upward stroke, as of a brush.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mech., the traverse of a piston, or of any reciprocating or rocking element of an engine or machine, in which the driving element is moving upward, or the principal driven element is coming up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An upward stroke, especially the stroke, or line, made by a writing instrument when moving upward, or from the body of the writer, or a line corresponding to the part of a letter thus made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the upward stroke of a brush, piston etc

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

  • noun a stroke normally made in an upward direction

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Their ghostly appearance is enhanced by the fact that the undersides of their chalk-white wings are dark brown, so with every upstroke they seem to disappear in the moonlight, then reappear on the downstroke.

    Country diary: Blanchland, Northumberland-Durham border

  • With the upstroke everything advances to the next stage and a third case can be inserted in the holding plate.

    reloading kit

  • Their ghostly appearance is enhanced by the fact that the undersides of their chalk-white wings are dark brown, so with every upstroke they seem to disappear in the moonlight, then reappear on the downstroke.

    Country diary: Blanchland, Northumberland-Durham border

  • With the upstroke everything advances to the next stage and a third case can be inserted in the holding plate.

    reloading kit

  • Emerson, while you are singing lead, strum only the downstroke, leave out the upstroke, and see how that lets the chord ring.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • Emerson, while you are singing lead, strum only the downstroke, leave out the upstroke, and see how that lets the chord ring.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • The upstroke as well as downstroke require enormous strength; every stroke is a power stroke.

    Birdology

  • Emerson, while you are singing lead, strum only the downstroke, leave out the upstroke, and see how that lets the chord ring.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • I passed mile zero, trying to concentrate on staying low, on using the punch of the downstroke and add an upstroke pull to it as well.

    Up!

  • I passed mile zero, trying to concentrate on staying low, on using the punch of the downstroke and add an upstroke pull to it as well.

    Archive 2008-06-01

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