instroke

[in-strohk]

noun

a stroke traveling in an inward direction.
(in an engine) the stroke during which the piston moves into the cylinder.

Nearby words

  1. institutionally,
  2. institutionary,
  3. institutive,
  4. institutor,
  5. instr.,
  6. instruct,
  7. instruction,
  8. instructional,
  9. instructions,
  10. instructive

Origin of instroke

First recorded in 1885–90; in + stroke1

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