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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Split  shot  \Split  shot\  or  stroke  \stroke\  . 
  In  croquet,  etc.,  a  shot  or  stroke  in  which  one  drives  in 
  different  directions  one's  own  and  the  opponent's  ball  placed 
  in  contact 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stroke  \Stroke\,  obs.  imp.  of  {Strike}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stroke  \Stroke\,  n.  [OE.  strok,  strook,  strak,  fr  striken.  See 
  {Strike},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  striking;  a  blow;  a  hit;  a  knock;  esp.,  a 
  violent  or  hostile  attack  made  with  the  arm  or  hand,  or 
  with  an  instrument  or  weapon. 
  His  hand  fetcheth  a  stroke  with  the  ax  to  cut  down 
  the  tree.  --Deut.  xix. 
  A  fool's  lips  enter  into  contention  and  his  mouth 
  calleth  for  strokes.  --Prov.  xviii. 
  He  entered  and  won  the  whole  kingdom  of  Naples 
  without  striking  a  stroke.  --Bacon. 
  2.  The  result  of  effect  of  a  striking;  injury  or  affliction; 
  In  the  day  that  Lord  bindeth  up  the  breach  of  his 
  people,  and  healeth  the  stroke  of  their  wound. 
  --Isa.  xxx. 
  3.  The  striking  of  the  clock  to  tell  the  hour. 
  Well  but  what's  o'clock?  -  Upon  the  stroke  of  ten 
  --  Well  let  is  strike.  --Shak. 
  4.  A  gentle,  caressing  touch  or  movement  upon  something  a 
  stroking.  --Dryden. 
  5.  A  mark  or  dash  in  writing  or  printing;  a  line  the  touch 
  of  a  pen  or  pencil;  as  an  up  stroke;  a  firm  stroke. 
  O,  lasting  as  those  colors  may  they  shine,  Free  as 
  thy  stroke,  yet  faultless  as  thy  line  --Pope. 
  6.  Hence  by  extension,  an  addition  or  amandment  to  a  written 
  composition;  a  touch;  as  to  give  some  finishing  strokes 
  to  an  essay.  --Addison. 
  7.  A  sudden  attack  of  disease;  especially,  a  fatal  attack;  a 
  severe  disaster;  any  affliction  or  calamity,  especially  a 
  sudden  one  as  a  stroke  of  apoplexy;  the  stroke  of  death. 
  At  this  one  stroke  the  man  looked  dead  in  law. 
  8.  A  throb  or  beat  as  of  the  heart.  --Tennyson. 
  9.  One  of  a  series  of  beats  or  movements  against  a  resisting 
  medium,  by  means  of  which  movement  through  or  upon  it  is 
  accomplished;  as  the  stroke  of  a  bird's  wing  in  flying, 
  or  an  oar  in  rowing,  of  a  skater,  swimmer,  etc.;  also: 
  a  The  rate  of  succession  of  stroke;  as  a  quick  stroke. 
  b  The  oar  nearest  the  stern  of  a  boat,  by  which  the 
  other  oars  are  guided;  --  called  also  {stroke  oar}. 
  c  The  rower  who  pulls  the  stroke  oar;  the  strokesman. 
  10.  A  powerful  or  sudden  effort  by  which  something  is  done 
  produced,  or  accomplished;  also  something  done  or 
  accomplished  by  such  an  effort;  as  a  stroke  of  genius;  a 
  stroke  of  business;  a  master  stroke  of  policy. 
  11.  (Mach.)  The  movement,  in  either  direction,  of  the  piston 
  plunger,  piston  rod,  crosshead,  etc.,  as  of  a  steam 
  engine  or  a  pump,  in  which  these  parts  have  a 
  reciprocating  motion;  as  the  forward  stroke  of  a  piston; 
  also  the  entire  distance  passed  through  as  by  a  piston, 
  in  such  a  movement;  as  the  piston  is  at  half  stroke. 
  Note:  The  respective  strokes  are  distinguished  as  up  and  down 
  strokes,  outward  and  inward  strokes,  forward  and  back 
  strokes,  the  forward  stroke  in  stationary  steam  engines 
  being  toward  the  crosshead,  but  in  locomotives  toward 
  the  front  of  the  vehicle. 
  12.  Power;  influence.  [Obs.]  ``Where  money  beareth  [hath]  all 
  the  stroke.''  --Robynson  (More's  Utopia). 
  He  has  a  great  stroke  with  the  reader.  --Dryden. 
  13.  Appetite.  [Obs.]  --Swift. 
  {To  keep  stroke},  to  make  strokes  in  unison. 
  The  oars  where  silver,  Which  to  the  tune  of  flutes 
  kept  stroke.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stroke  \Stroke\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Strokeed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Strokeing}.]  [OE.  stroken,  straken,  AS  str[=a]cian,  fr 
  str[=i]can  to  go  over  pass.  See  {Strike},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  1.  To  strike.  [Obs.] 
  Ye  mote  with  the  plat  sword  again  Stroken  him  in  the 
  wound,  and  it  will  close  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  rib  gently  in  one  direction;  especially,  to  pass  the 
  hand  gently  over  by  way  of  expressing  kindness  or 
  tenderness;  to  caress;  to  soothe. 
  He  dried  the  falling  drops,  and  yet  more  kind  He 
  stroked  her  cheeks.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  make  smooth  by  rubbing.  --Longfellow. 
  4.  (Masonry)  To  give  a  finely  fluted  surface  to 
  5.  To  row  the  stroke  oar  of  as  to  stroke  a  boat. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  (sports)  the  act  of  swinging  or  striking  at  a  ball  with  a 
  club  or  racket  or  bat  or  cue  or  hand;  "a  good  shot 
  require  good  balance  and  tempo";  "he  left  me  an  almost 
  impossible  shot"  [syn:  {shot}] 
  2:  the  maximum  movement  available  to  a  pivoted  or  reciprocating 
  piece  by  a  cam  [syn:  {throw},  {cam  stroke}] 
  3:  a  sudden  loss  of  consciousness  resulting  when  the  rupture  or 
  occlusion  of  a  blood  vessel  leads  to  oxygen  lack  in  the 
  brain  [syn:  {apoplexy},  {cerebrovascular  accident},  {CVA}] 
  4:  a  light  touch 
  5:  a  light  touch  with  the  hands  [syn:  {stroking}] 
  6:  a  punctuation  mark  (/)  used  to  separate  related  items  of 
  information  [syn:  {solidus},  {slash},  {virgule},  {diagonal}, 
  7:  a  mark  made  by  a  writing  implement  (as  in  cursive  writing) 
  8:  any  one  of  the  repeated  movements  of  the  limbs  and  body  used 
  for  locomotion  in  swimming  or  rowing 
  9:  a  single  complete  movement 
  v  1:  touch  lightly  and  with  affection,  with  brushing  motions;  "He 
  stroked  his  long  beard"  [syn:  {fondle}] 
  2:  strike  a  ball  with  a  smooth  blow 
  3:  be  or  act  as  the  stroke 
  4:  treat  gingerly  or  carefully;  "You  have  to  stroke  the  boss" 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  stroke  n.  Common  name  for  the  slant  (`/',  ASCII  0101111) 
  character.  See  {ASCII}  for  other  synonyms. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  The  oblique  stroke  character,  "/",  ASCII  47. 
  See  {ASCII}  for  other  synonyms. 
  [{Jargon  File}] 

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