An outward stroke, particularly the swing of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft.
In a single-acting engine, the swing on which the piston or plunger moves outward; the swing when the room inclosed by the cylinder therefore the end of the piston increases; the stroke during which the piston travels away from the cylinder-head.
In mining, the privilege of working and conveying underground the coal from an adjoining royalty.
the stroke of an engine piston going toward the crankshaft
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...