Examples from the Web for downstroke
The capital letter "D" in Dallas is characterized by a staff or downstroke slanting at about a 30 angle.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
After the downstroke is completed, the teeth A will cut on the upstroke, the teeth B cutting on the downstroke, etc.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Capital E consists of a downstroke with a bar in the centre.The Detection of Forgery|Douglas Blackburn
The length L is made long enough so that O is kept covered up during the downstroke.
In both side ovals the downstroke of figure "2" ends in a sharp point.The Die Varieties of the Nesbitt Series of United States Envelopes|Victor M. Berthold