Origin of striker

1350–1400; 1840–50 for def 2; Middle English; see strike, -er1
Related formsan·ti·strik·er, nounnon·strik·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of striker

  • In a few minutes he returned bearing a small agong and striker.


    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:

    William Martin

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
  1. a person who harpoons whales or fish
  2. the harpoon itself
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