strik·​er | \ ˈstrī-kər How to pronounce striker (audio) \

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

Examples of striker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Angel City goalkeeper Didi Haracic misplayed the cross, leaving the Pride striker open on the other side. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 8 May 2022 From just outside the six-yard box, though, the San Antonio striker pulled another shot wide, preserving Phoenix’s inexplicable lead. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2022 Hag whose Ajax team were eliminated from the Champions League by the Uruguayan striker this season. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Alan Smith thought the same, but the striker still made the move from Leeds to Manchester in 2004 when push came to shove. Liam Canning, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 The legendary striker was placed on the season-ending injury list after an ACL knee ligament tear. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2022 Cameroon launched one final free kick into the penalty area, and Karl Toko Ekambi, the Lyon striker, forced the ball home. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Morgan’s return won’t be rushed as the offense continues to remain steady with Sydney Leroux and Jodie Taylor in the striker position. Julia Poe,, 2 Sep. 2021 But the Timbers are currently overloaded at the striker position with the additions of Felipe Mora and designated player Jaroslaw Niezgoda in the past year. oregonlive, 4 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of striker

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of striker was in 1581

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14 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Striker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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