upstroke

noun
up·​stroke | \ˈəp-ˌstrōk \

Definition of upstroke 

: a stroke (as of a pen) made in an upward direction

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Pedal cages add power on the upstroke to improve pedaling efficiency. Popular Mechanics, "DIY Commuter Bike Mods," 27 Aug. 2010 A hydrodynamic analysis of the humpback's movements in the lab confirmed that both the upstroke and the downstroke of its flippers provide forward thrust. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "Rare Video Captures Never-Before-Seen Whale Behavior," 12 July 2017 Clip-ins are cycling shoes that connect to a bike's pedals via little metal or plastic cleats so that the rider can use leg power on the upstroke as well as the downstroke. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Why Gravel Cycling Is Terrifying—And Exhilarating," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of upstroke

1828, in the meaning defined above

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