- a person or thing that strikes.
- a worker who is on strike.
- the clapper in a clock that strikes the hours or rings an alarm.
- U.S. Army. a private who acts as a voluntary paid servant to a commissioned officer.
- U.S. Navy. an enlisted person in training for a specific technical rating.
- a person who strikes fish, whales, etc., with a spear or harpoon.
- Whaling. a harpoon.
- Soccer. one of the attacking forwards.
Origin of striker
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Examples from the Web for striker
Twenty minutes later, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was barreling down the left sideline at top speed in pursuit of the ball.
The 24-year-old striker, meanwhile, was building a reputation on the international stage before he could even legally drink.
The veteran 36-year-old striker was the star of the 2006 World Cup German team that Klinsmann coached, and is a total ball hawk.USA vs. Germany World Cup Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Showdown
June 26, 2014
The pre-match talk has centered on England striker Wayne Rooney, whose form could make or break their chances today.World Cup Primer
June 12, 2010
In a few minutes he returned bearing a small agong and striker.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
My striker appears to have put everything in apple-pie order.
"Lieutenant Terry is nearly ready, sir," reported Noll's striker.
From his smaller size Edgar judged the striker to be Rooney.Under the Waves
R M Ballantyne
When a striker is run out, the notch they were running for is not to be reckoned.The Book of Sports:
- a person who is on strike
- the hammer in a timepiece that rings a bell or alarm
- any part in a mechanical device that strikes something, such as the firing pin of a gun
- soccer informal an attacking player, esp one who generally positions himself near his opponent's goal in the hope of scoring
- cricket the batsman who is about to play a ball
- a person who harpoons whales or fish
- the harpoon itself
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