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

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Chief among the interesting choices was the exclusion of 19-year-old striker Josh Sargent of Bundesliga (Germany) first-division side Werder Bremen. Patrick Brennan,, "USMNT sets final roster for visit to Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium, 2019 Gold Cup," 6 June 2019 The 19-year-old striker has broken through at Argentinian club side Gimnasia La Plata this term, after also impressing in Colombia's Under-20s team., "Transfer Rumours: Mbappe to Madrid, Moreno to Sevilla, Maguire to Man City & More," 6 June 2019 Is there a better striker anywhere in the world right now? Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Women’s World Cup 2019: 11 players to watch beyond the United States," 6 June 2019 The 23-year-old striker for Lyon scored a record number of goals in the Women’s Champions League last season. Siobhan Morrin, Time, "5 Big Stories to Watch in the Women's World Cup," 5 June 2019 Her supreme scoring power will be missed: The 23-year-old striker has 130 goals in five seasons for European champion Olympique Lyonnais to go with 38 goals in 66 appearances for her country. Steve Goff,, "The stars to watch at the Women’s World Cup," 4 June 2019 This is the sixth season Messi has finished as the top La Liga scorer, equaling a record held by Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra from the 1950s. Joseph Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forget," 19 May 2019 News and Politics 10 Slides Climate strikers are shaking the table! Teen Vogue, "10 of the Best Signs from the Global Youth Climate Strike," 15 Mar. 2019 Between jugglers on stilts tossing around light-up pins and Helen Mirren participating in the classic high striker game, Disney didn't overlook any details to turn the VIP tent into a full-fledged carnival. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angelina Jolie and Four of Her Children Attend the Premiere of Disney's Dumbo," 12 Mar. 2019

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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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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