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.

1350–1400; 1840–50 for def 2; Middle English; see strike, -er1

antistriker, noun
nonstriker, noun Unabridged
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striker (ˈstraɪkə)
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.  informal soccer 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
6.  a.  a person who harpoons whales or fish
 b.  the harpoon itself

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Example sentences
Fork-bolt means the part of the door latch that engages the striker when in a
  latched position.
Drag the rod across the striker until the rod ignites.
Staff shall remove from the hunger striker's room all food items not authorized
  by the medical officer.
One hundred thirty-nine persons claiming economic striker status voted
  challenged ballots in the election.
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