Stroheim Strokes

Stroke

Meanings and phrases

stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; shot
  2. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam; throw; cam stroke
  3. a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain; apoplexy; cerebrovascular accident; CVA
  4. a light touch
  5. a light touch with the hands; stroking
  6. anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; accident; fortuity; chance event
  7. a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information; solidus; slash; virgule; diagonal; separatrix
  8. (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
  9. the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
  10. a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
  11. any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
  12. a single complete movement

stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
  2. strike a ball with a smooth blow
  3. row at a particular rate
  4. treat gingerly or carefully

backhand stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke; backhand; backhand shot

butterfly stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down; butterfly

cam stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam; throw; stroke

forehand stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash); forehand; forehand shot

golf stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it; golf shot; swing

ground stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once

haemorrhagic stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain; hemorrhagic stroke

hair stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very fine line in writing or printing

hemorrhagic stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain; haemorrhagic stroke

ischaemic stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel); ischemic stroke

ischemic stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel); ischaemic stroke

key stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard; keystroke

stroke play

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. golf scoring by total strokes taken; medal play
E.g.
  • The event is a 72-hole stroke play team event with each team consisting of two players.
  • Girls' Junior and was the medalist in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur.
  • 4 rounds of 18 holes) individual stroke play tournaments under the official rules of golf.

swimming stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward

tennis stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of hitting a tennis ball with a tennis racket; tennis shot

suffered a stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On 10 December 1896, he suffered a stroke and died.
  • In early 1999, he suffered a stroke and hemiplegia.
  • He suffered a stroke on 18 April 1869 in Chester.

bore and stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is a square engine, with bore and stroke of .
  • Cylinder bore and stroke was with a five bearing crank.
  • In this form it had a bore and stroke of .

suffering a stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Oliver Bosbyshell died on August 1, 1921, after suffering a stroke.
  • After suffering a stroke in 1863, he died at home in Cambridge in 1869.
  • He died on February 8, 2018 in Portland, Oregon after suffering a stroke.

following a stroke

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E.g.
  • She died of pneumonia following a stroke in 1966.
  • He died following a stroke and subsequent pneumonia.
  • He resigned in June 2014 following a stroke.

heat stroke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She died in 1920 as a result of a heat stroke.
  • At age 52, he died in Washington, D.C. of heat stroke.
  • Many people suffered from heat stroke and heat exhaustion, particularly the elderly.
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