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upstroke

[uhp-strohk] /ˈʌpˌstroʊk/
noun
1.
an upward stroke, especially of a pen or pencil, or of a piston in a vertical cylinder.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; up- + stroke1
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British Dictionary definitions for up-stroke

upstroke

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