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.
- an·ti·strik·er, noun
- non·strik·er, noun
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How to use striker in a sentence
There’s a crown jewel of a striker in Harry Kane, a multifaceted talent and leader.I Once Called English Football a 'Tragedy' on the Cover of TIME. Who Knew It Might Have a Happy Ending? | Bill Saporito | July 9, 2021 | Time
This is the same team whose star striker acquisition could barely find the net all season long.
If you swap Kane with an average striker, Spurs are a bottom-half-of-the-table team.The Premier League Is Going To Have An Exciting Finish To A So-So Season | Tony Chow (firstname.lastname@example.org) | May 21, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Ola Kamara, the starting striker last year, might suit up for the first time.D.C. United is in ‘survival of the fittest’ mode. For some, that’s been a struggle. | Steven Goff | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Everyone is familiar with Simeone’s defense but that system this season is formidable thanks to an extremely effective striker in Luis Suárez.
Twenty minutes later, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was barreling down the left sideline at top speed in pursuit of the ball.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium? | Emily Shire | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The 24-year-old striker, meanwhile, was building a reputation on the international stage before he could even legally drink.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium? | Emily Shire | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Marlow Stern | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Steve McQueen has had you play a hunger striker, a sex addict, and now, a slave owner.Michael Fassbender Opens Up About ‘12 Years A Slave,’ Religion, and Assassin’s Creed | Marlow Stern | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Balotelli, a star striker born in Palermo, Sicily, has earned a reputation that would make even Berlusconi blush.
"Major Tipton arranged with me to serve as your striker, sir, until you make some other arrangement," reported the soldier.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
Tarbell, through his hold upon the welshing Clanahan striker, had got the details at second-hand.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
When a striker is run out, the notch they were running for is not to be reckoned.The Book of Sports: | William Martin
The striking of a match is a public event, of which the striker gives previous notice in a loud voice.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
A piece of red-hot metal was lifted out and thrust into the vice; Hannam was striker and Bickerton holder.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for striker
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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