instroke

[ in-strohk ]
/ ˈɪnˌstroʊk /

noun

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

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Origin of instroke

First recorded in 1885–90; in + stroke1
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