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mas·ter·stroke

 (măs′tər-strōk′)
n.
An achievement or action revealing consummate skill or mastery: a masterstroke of diplomacy. See Synonyms at feat1.
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masterstroke

(ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk)
n
an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke.
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mas•ter•stroke

(ˈmæs tərˌstroʊk, ˈmɑ stər-)

n.
an extremely skillful or effective action.
[1670–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or masterymasterstroke - an achievement demonstrating great skill or mastery
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
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masterstroke

noun act of genius, victory, triumph, coup, complete success, successful manoeuvre To have convinced them that his actions were justified was a masterstroke.
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masterstroke

noun
A great or heroic deed:
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Translations

masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk] Ngolpe m maestro
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masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstərstrəʊk] ncoup m de maîtremaster tape nbande f mère
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masterstroke

[ˈmɑːstəˌstrəʊk] ncolpo magistrale or da maestro
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References in classic literature ?
This in itself was a masterstroke. It shrouded Chicago in mystery, and it suggested to the average Chicago reader that the Oligarchy did not dare give the local news.
'Why not, after confessing, borrow money from him?' You see, this confession was a kind of masterstroke; I intended to use it as a means to your good grace and favour--and then--then I meant to walk off with a hundred and fifty roubles.
Their appointment of former manager Allan Johnston appears to be a masterstroke and they should have enough to protect that lead.
A spokesman said the wager was an "absolute masterstroke".
The leadership issue at the House of Representatives spoiled what should have been the "masterstroke" of movie director Joyce Bernal during the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Roque said the President's signing of the BOL was supposed to be Director Joyce Bernal's 'masterstroke' during the Sona.
NEWCASTLE United legend Peter Beardsley claims Everton have pulled off a "masterstroke" by appointing ex-England boss Sam Allardyce.
NEWPORT County director Gavin Foxall has described the appointment of John Sheridan as club boss as a 'masterstroke' in the wake of Exiles' FA Cup third round draw with Blackburn Rovers.
Placed cunningly in the Masterstroke section of the fest, the film has been a primary tool for the organisers to draw audience attention towards the section.
Liverpool's owners have escaped serious critical attention thanks to the masterstroke of recruiting such a magnetic character.
ADAM Clayton has hailed Boro's bonding and banter sunshine break as a man management "masterstroke."