upstroke

[uhp-strohk]
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noun

an upward stroke, especially of a pen or pencil, or of a piston in a vertical cylinder.

Nearby words

  1. upstanding,
  2. upstart,
  3. upstate,
  4. upstream,
  5. upstretched,
  6. upsurge,
  7. upsweep,
  8. upswell,
  9. upswept,
  10. upswing

Origin of upstroke

First recorded in 1820–30; up- + stroke1

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British Dictionary definitions for upstroke

upstroke

noun

  1. an upward stroke or movement, as of a pen or brush
  2. the mark produced by such a stroke
the upward movement of a piston in a reciprocating engine
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