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misstrike

noun mis·strike \ ˈmis-ˌstrīk \
variants: or mis-strike

Definition of misstrike

plural misstrikes or mis-strikes
1 : a coin whose design is imperfect (as by being incomplete or off-center) because the coin was inaccurately struck when it was created
  • Things to take into consideration include rarity …, distinct symbols and even errors made on the coin, like a misstrike, where the design is stamped off-center.
  • —Josh Levine
2 : an instance of striking something wrongly or inaccurately
  • When first-graders play glockenspiels, she removes the flat notes, so even a mis-strike doesn't sound bad.
  • —Tracey Wong Briggs
  • Now, that's not so bad on a typewriter, but on a word processor, a misstrike brings up things you don't want, while on a computer, it brings even more "stuff"—stuff you never heard of …
  • —Mike Morton

First Known Use of misstrike

1869

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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misstrike

verb mis·strike \ ˌmis-ˈstrīk \
variants: or mis-strike

Definition of misstrike

misstruck play \ˌmis-ˈstrək\ or mis-struck; misstriking or mis-striking
: to strike (something) wrongly or inaccurately
  • misstrike a key
  • … one photo shows the long, heavy roof bolts … protruding from the roof, bent at 90-degree angles like cheap nails misstruck with a hammer.
  • —Robert Gherke
  • Jobe's tee shot landed in a bunker to the left of the green, and he mis-struck a sand shot that traveled only a few feet.
  • —Gene Wang

First Known Use of misstrike

1901

in the meaning defined above

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