striker

noun
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 Kane isn’t the first elite level striker to have found his ambition limited by a North London club. Graham Ruthven, Forbes, "Harry Kane And Robin Van Persie Parallels Strong As Tottenham Striker Faces Career Crossroads," 27 Feb. 2021 In place of a hammer revolving around a pivot, this pistol has an in-line hand cocked striker. The Editors, Field & Stream, "29 Classic Guns: Old Rifles, Collectible Shotguns, and Other Rare Guns," 23 Feb. 2021 Vero Beach striker Morgan Emmons’ shot was high and over the goal leaving the score knotted at, 0-0. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "Douglas goalie Carly Brodsky helps Eagles reach state for first time since 2011 | Boys and girls results, state semifinal schedule," 23 Feb. 2021 Chuck Stark, another hunger striker, said the group decided to begin its protest after concluding that city and state officials had brushed aside concerns. Michael Hawthorne, chicagotribune.com, "Hunger strikers see glimmer of hope as Lightfoot asks EPA for advice about scrap shredder," 22 Feb. 2021 Tottenham had also conceded a goal early in the first half, with fit-again striker Michail Antonio converting a loose ball from close range. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Man City earns 18th straight win, Spurs lose again in EPL," 21 Feb. 2021 Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford showed just that by using Twitter in particular in the last year to campaign against child poverty. Rob Harris, ajc, "English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media," 13 Feb. 2021 Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford showed just that by using Twitter in particular in the last year to campaign against child poverty. Rob Harris, Anchorage Daily News, "English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media," 13 Feb. 2021 That was moving Ashton Mouton, who was playing striker, to right back, so that creates some things coming out of the back line offensively. Joseph Halm, NOLA.com, "Ashton Means' goal is all St. Paul's needs in 1-0 win over Mandeville," 27 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of striker

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Mar 2021

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“Striker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striker. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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striker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of striker

: a worker who is on strike
: a forward in soccer

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