Handstroke - definition of handstroke by The Free Dictionary
(Music, other) bell-ringing
the downward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings around allowing the ringer to grasp and pull it. Compare backstroke4
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The ringer grinned at Donald as the big tenor bell rang clear and true on his handstroke
You can't pet him right now without inadvertently collecting a pile of loose hair at the end of your handstroke
It should never have been: bidding bows be still, and the bridge opening, matching more with few in mad handstrokes
! Well, doom he dared and died for it.