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  1. a person or thing that strikes.
  2. a worker who is on strike.
  3. manhelper.
  4. the clapper in a clock that strikes the hours or rings an alarm.
  5. U.S. Army. a private who acts as a voluntary paid servant to a commissioned officer.
  6. U.S. Navy. an enlisted person in training for a specific technical rating.
  7. a person who strikes fish, whales, etc., with a spear or harpoon.
  8. Whaling. a harpoon.
  9. Soccer. one of the attacking forwards.
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Origin of striker

1350–1400; 1840–50 for def 2; Middle English; see strike, -er1
Related formsan·ti·strik·er, nounnon·strik·er, noun
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Related Words for striker

demonstrator, radical, striker, rioter, marcher, protester, revolutionary, agitator, troublemaker, dissenter, objector, disrupter

Examples from the Web for striker

Contemporary Examples of striker

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


  1. a person who is on strike
  2. the hammer in a timepiece that rings a bell or alarm
  3. any part in a mechanical device that strikes something, such as the firing pin of a gun
  4. soccer informal an attacking player, esp one who generally positions himself near his opponent's goal in the hope of scoring
  5. 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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