Stroke. Distance an oar is pulled through the water in the action of rowing. 2. The rate at which oars are pulled. 3. Man who rows the after oar in a boat, and so sets the time and distance that oars are pulled. 4. One complete pulling of an oar. 5. Stroke of a reciprocating engine is the distance travelled by the piston when moving from one end of cylinder to the other.
Stroke Oar. See 'Stroke (3)'. Name may be given to man or oar.
Strongback. Fore and aft beam over a boat when in the crutches and covered. It supports cover and gives it sufficient slope to shed any water that may fall on it.
Strong Breeze. Wind blowing between 22 and 27 knots. Is Force 6 in Beaufort scale.