strik·er | \ˈstrī-kər \

Definition of striker 

1 : one that strikes: such as

a : a player in any of several games who is striking or attempting to strike a ball

b : the hammer of the striking mechanism of a clock or watch

c : a blacksmith's helper who swings the sledgehammer

d : a worker on strike

2 : a junior enlisted man in the U.S. Navy who has declared an occupational specialty

3 : a forward in soccer

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The Irish-Libyan striker joined Charlotte a few weeks into the season after having to wait on the approval of his P-1 visa. Kevin Johnston, Indianapolis Star, "Motivated Indy Eleven fall short in 2nd game of homestand," 4 July 2018 Anibal Godoy resorted to trying to wrestle Kane to the ground, only to concede a penalty that was converted by the Tottenham striker. CBS News, "England advances to World Cup knockout round with resounding 6-1 win over Panama," 24 June 2018 Harry Kane The Tottenham star striker scored his second goal of the game in stoppage time — a header at the far post — to lead England to a 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday. Glenn Graham,, "Early hits and misses at the 2018 World Cup," 20 June 2018 The public’s perplexing support of strikers wreaking havoc on the economy shows just how long a shadow Brazil’s endemic scandals have cast. The Economist, "Brazil reinstates fuel subsidies after a disruptive lorry strike," 31 May 2018 Holt’s wife, Caleño, was not on a list of the strikers. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "'Mom, they're trying to kill me.' Utah man in Venezuela jail describes chaotic revolt | Miami Herald," 22 May 2018 From 1968 to 1983, in sharp contrast, the total number of strikers across the country fell below 10 million in only one year — 1982. Louis Uchitelle, New York Times, "How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing," 20 Apr. 2018 His loan move to the Potteries is not a certainty yet, with fellow Championship clubs Swansea City and Aston Villa both said to be interested in the striker, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City., "Liverpool Youngster Could Head Out on Loan to Stoke City as Part of Xherdan Shaqiri Deal," 12 July 2018 There’s no question about what Lewandowski is, though: a pure, out-and-out striker. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "World Cup game times: Colombia-Japan, Poland-Senegal, Russia-Egypt," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of striker

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a worker who is on strike

: a forward in soccer

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