- capable of attacking an enemy, especially by air: striking power.
- within the extent of space through which it is possible to attack a target effectively: striking distance.
OTHER WORDS FROM strikingstrik·ing·ly, adverbstrik·ing·ness, nounnon·strik·ing, adjectiveun·strik·ing, adjective
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One striking aspect of the Cleveland pitching-development factory is how similar some of the throwing motions are, Plesac said.Cleveland’s League-Leading Rotation Relies On Homegrown Talent … From A Single Draft|Travis Sawchik|August 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Their work would inform the striking, by the late 1980s, of homosexuality from psychologists’ lists of diagnosable illnesses.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
It’s especially striking when you get to 2020, and the questions revolve around the pandemic.Trump Can’t Postpone The Election, But He Can Delegitimize The Results.|Sarah Frostenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 30, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
That’s a striking finding — but it’s also only one study, and several infectious disease experts who reviewed the paper at my request were a little skeptical of its conclusions.Republicans And Democrats See COVID-19 Very Differently. Is That Making People Sick?|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux|July 23, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Perhaps the most striking finding is that the glands arise from dental tissue.Bizarre caecilians may be the only amphibians with venomous bites|Christie Wilcox|July 3, 2020|Science News
This is even more striking in Submission than in his previous books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
This is especially striking, though hardly surprising, in the case of Priebus, Mr. Outreach.
The meaning of this title may have been honorific, but it is also striking.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coren, a striking blond with an authoritative manner and a deep voice, stayed with the story all night and well into the next day.
The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.Children's Ways|James Sully
Her last words floated back from the depths of the corridor; a clock was striking and she had pattered off hastily.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The new monarch, with his striking personality and good looks, at once captivated the hearts of his fickle Southern subjects.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Uncle David felt for a moment so transported with anger, that I think he was on the point of striking him.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu