Definition of "Stroke" :
noun: a light touch with the hands
noun: a single complete movement
noun: (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."
noun: any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing
noun: a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
"She applied the paint in careful strokes."
noun: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
noun: anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
"The pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck."
noun: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
noun: a light touch
noun: the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew
noun: (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club
"Nicklaus won by three strokes."
noun: a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
verb: treat gingerly or carefully
"You have to stroke the boss."
verb: strike a ball with a smooth blow
verb: row at a particular rate
verb: touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
"He stroked his long beard."