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  1. present participle of stroke


stroking (plural strokings)

  1. The act by which something is stroked.
    • Milton
      I doubt not with one gentle stroking to wipe away ten thousand tears.
  2. (textiles) The act of laying small gathers in cloth in regular order.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.