Definition of handstroke in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhandstrəʊk/


A pull of the sally of the rope so as to swing the bell through a full circle. Compare with backstroke.
Example sentences
  • That's an interesting problem I didn't realize lefties also have handstrokes that are different.
  • You then follow this bell's handstroke with your backstroke and its backstroke with your handstroke.
  • Thy hands should be touching each other on both the handstroke and the backstroke to ensure an even pull.
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