1. A regular rate of repetition.
2. A regular route for a sentry or policeman; SYN. circuit, round.
3. A single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations.
4. A stroke or blow.
5. The act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.
6. The sound of stroke or blow.
ETYM Old Eng. strok, strook, strak, from striken. Related to Strike.
1. A light touch.
2. A light touch with the hands; SYN. stroking.
3. A single complete movement.
4. Any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing.
5. A mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing).
1. A light mattress.
2. A metallic tapping sound; SYN. ticking.
3. Cover of a mattress or pillow.