downstroke


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downstroke

(ˈdaʊnˌstrəʊk)
n
1. a downward stroke made by a pen
2. (General Engineering) a downward movement

down•stroke

(ˈdaʊnˌstroʊk)

n.
a downward stroke, as of a piston.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downstroke - a stroke normally made in a downward directiondownstroke - a stroke normally made in a downward direction
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
Translations

downstroke

[ˈdaʊnstrəʊk] N
1. (with pen) → pierna f; (by child when learning) → palote m
2. (Mech) → carrera f descendente
References in classic literature ?
But in spite of this, Don Quixote did not leave off discharging a continuous rain of cuts, slashes, downstrokes, and backstrokes, and at length, in less than the space of two credos, he brought the whole show to the ground, with all its fittings and figures shivered and knocked to pieces, King Marsilio badly wounded, and the Emperor Charlemagne with his crown and head split in two.
It is founded on the English, but the downstrokes are a little blacker, and more marked.
They first came to our attention during the indie downstroke battles of 2013 and soon after we became accustomed to the appearances of Conchur and Breandan White plus Christopher Harbinson, Jonathan Downing and Michael Keyes.
From the downstroke of the guitar hitting that single note, the thumping of the bass that reverberates throughout the track, the use of specific percussions especially heard, and given the special attention towards the end of 'Hard Times' and the choice of the backing vocals utilized in 'Hard Times' add the 'oomph' to Hayley's snappy vocal delivery to this single.
The decrease of the crank velocity during the effective downstroke phase allowed the muscles to generate power longer and produce more external work.
We found that crab antennules, like those of other malacostracan crustaceans, take a discrete water sample during each flick by having a rapid downstroke, during which water flows into the aesthetasc array, and a slow recovery stroke, when water is trapped in the array and odorants have time to diffuse to aesthetascs.
As you have little resistance, you can push down excessively during the downstroke, but have to think about all parts of each stroke to prevent the pedals from running away from you'.
The advantage of this press configuration compared with a more typically downstroke press is that there are higher closing speeds-on the order of 1,000 mm/sec-and shorter pressure build up times: <0.
Each downstroke sends a powerful burst to keep debris from blocking the removable filter.
For the majority of the marathon grooveathon, it was classic after classic with Bop Gun, Flashlight and Give Up The Funk grooving so deeply that the foundations were shaking as the whole crowd moved to the downstroke.
They go on to show that another bone -- the pisiform -- was lost in bird-like dinosaurs, but then re-acquired in the early evolution of birds, probably as an adaptation for flight, where it allows transmission of force on the downstroke while restricting flexibility on the upstroke.
Dr Michail Nomikos, also from Cardiff University's School of Medicine and the study's lead author, explained why this biological equilibrium becomes unstable: "When calcium levels rise the heart contracts and when the calcium levels drop the heart muscle relaxes, similar to the upstroke and downstroke of a motor engine.