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Instroke \In"stroke`\, n. An inward stroke; specif., in a steam or other engine, a stroke in which the piston is moving away from the crank shaft; -- opposed to outstroke.


n. the stroke of an engine piston moving away from the crankshaft

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Her cheeks expanded obscenely on the instroke and hollowed on the outstroke, as she labored with mouth and hands.