striker

noun strik·er \ ˈstrī-kər \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

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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First Known Use of striker

1581

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of striker for English Language Learners

  • : a worker who is on strike

  • : a forward in soccer



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