Examples from the Web for upstroke
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
Her axe shone, on the upstroke, on the downstroke, as she hacked at his hand.The Were-Wolf|Clemence Housman
During an upstroke this closes, and the other opens; the reverse happening during a downstroke.
During the upstroke the cup collapses inwards and allows air to pass by it.
The stroke on the left side of that capital is first a down stroke, which is almost exactly retracted by an upstroke.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for upstroke
- an upward stroke or movement, as of a pen or brush
- the mark produced by such a stroke