understroke

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ stroke

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈʌndə(ɹ)stɹəʊk/
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  • (verb) IPA(key): /ʌndə(ɹ)ˈstɹəʊk/
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Noun[edit]

understroke (plural understrokes)

  1. A lower or underlining stroke in writing.

Verb[edit]

understroke (third-person singular simple present understrokes, present participle understroking, simple past and past participle understroked)

  1. (transitive) To underline or underscore.

Adjective[edit]

understroke (not comparable)

  1. Being or relating to an upstrike typewriter.
    Coordinate term: frontstroke
    • 2021, Steve Hickey, Second Tolstoy: The Sermon on the Mount as Theo-tactics
      Later in his life Tolstoy was given a Remington understroke typewriter but his spirituality did not incline him to use labor-saving machines.