1. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand (synset 100566339)
    "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. The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam (synset 107365795)
  3. A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain (synset 114105785)
  4. A light touch (synset 107428415)
  5. A light touch with the hands (synset 100145452)
  6. (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club (synset 113616337)
    "Nicklaus won by three strokes"
  7. The oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew (synset 110684289)
  8. Anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause (synset 107315578)
    "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"
  9. A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information (synset 106857953)
  10. A mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush (synset 106812118)
    "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
  11. Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing (synset 100570935)
  12. A single complete movement (synset 100350195)
  1. Touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions (synset 201228534)
    "He stroked his long beard"
  2. Strike a ball with a smooth blow (synset 201127034)
  3. Row at a particular rate (synset 201127148)
  4. Treat gingerly or carefully (synset 200882179)
    "You have to stroke the boss"

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