(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot" Synonyms: shot,
any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity" Synonyms: accident, fortuity, chance event,
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam Synonyms: throw, cam stroke,
a light touch
the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
(golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club; "Nicklaus won by three strokes"