[mas-ter-strohk, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌstroʊk, ˈmɑ stər-/
a masterly action or achievement; an extremely skillful or effective action:
War was avoided by a masterstroke of diplomacy.
an outstanding piece of strategy, skill, talent, etc: your idea is a masterstroke
“masterly line or touch” (especially in painting), 1670s, from master (n.) + stroke (n.). Probably based on a Dutch or German model.
- Master switch
noun a controlling switch over the actions within an entire electrical or fuel system, esp. one that can break the main supply in emergency situations
- Master warrant officer
noun 1. a noncommissioned officer in the Canadian forces junior to a chief warrant officer
[mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌwɜrk, ˈmɑ stər-/ noun 1. .
[mas-ter-wurk, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tərˌwɜrk, ˈmɑ stər-/ noun 1. . n. c.1600, from master (n.) + work (n.). Probably based on a Dutch or German model.