English dictionary definition of:

stroke


Noun

  • (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  • the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  • a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • a light touch
  • a light touch with the hands
  • (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
  • the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  • anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
  • a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  • a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
  • any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  • a single complete movement

Verb

  • touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
  • strike a ball with a smooth blow
  • row at a particular rate
  • treat gingerly or carefully

Thesaurus

accident   apoplexy   cva   diagonal   fortuity   separatrix   shot   slash   solidus   stroking   throw   virgule  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list o-e words - set 1 and learn about the word stroke in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

Scrabble score for stroke


Scrabble score = 10

generated at 06:18:02 on 14-03-20

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