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downstroke

[doun-strohk] /ˈdaʊnˌstroʊk/
noun
1.
a downward stroke, as of a machine part, piston, or the like.
2.
a downward stroke in writing, often heavier and darker than an upward stroke.
Origin of downstroke
1850-1855
1850-55; down1 + stroke1
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