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striker

[strahy-ker] /ˈstraɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that strikes.
2.
a worker who is on strike.
3.
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; 1840-50 for def 2; Middle English; see strike, -er1
Related forms
antistriker, noun
nonstriker, noun
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Examples from the web for striker
  • 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.
  • The side the door closes into is called the striker jamb.
British Dictionary definitions for striker

striker

/ˈstraɪkə/
noun
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
6.
  1. a person who harpoons whales or fish
  2. the harpoon itself
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Slang definitions & phrases for striker

strike it rich

verb phrase

To have a sudden financial success (1854+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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