Definition of striker
1 : one that strikes: such asa : a player in any of several games who is striking or attempting to strike a ballb : the hammer of the striking mechanism of a clock or watchc : a blacksmith's helper who swings the sledgehammerd : 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
Recent Examples of striker from the Web
In his first season with Sporting KC, Fernandes has six goals in MLS play, one more than striker Dom Dwyer.
The Real Madrid striker made the announcement hours after his Portugal team was kicked out of the Confederations Cup on penalties by Chile.
Local 24's Coca-Cola refreshments shop steward Glenn Wieland told cleveland.com that he and other strikers were told not to speak with the media about their protest.
Forward Josef Martinez is on one of the best strikers in MLS.
A 12th-minute goal by striker Sammy Ochoa came off his own forced turnover, and knotted the score at 1-1.
Panama’s other goal came from striker Blas Pérez, a longtime pest in MLS who now plays in Bolivia.
One hunger striker has reportedly been moved to another prison, placed in solitary confinement and denied his right to visitors in retaliation for helping to organize the strike, San Francisco Bay View reports.
Caesar got his fifth start of the season Wednesday, and the speedy striker’s energy has given the squad a much-need jolt.
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First Known Use of striker
STRIKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of striker for English Language Learners
: a worker who is on strike
: a forward in soccer
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