[ strahy-ker ]
/ ˈstraɪ kər /
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.
Extra! Extra! Journalism Jargon ExplainedIn journalism, a slug is not a garden pest. Instead it's a short phrase summarizing the subject of an article, used to identify the story as it moves through the editorial process. What other Journalism jargon have you been confused by?
Related formsan·ti·strik·er, nounnon·strik·er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for non-striker (1 of 2)
cricket the batsman who is not facing the bowling
British Dictionary definitions for non-striker (2 of 2)
/ (ˈstraɪkə) /
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012