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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Serbian winger Marković failed to travel to the Swansway Chester Stadium with the rest of the squad, while Belgian striker Origi failed to make an impact alongside Dominic Solanke in the first half., "Liverpool Line Up Former West Brom Loanee in Attempt to Bolster Squad Depth," 11 July 2018 The Ecuadorian striker has five goals this season, leading the team heading into the regular season finale. Ivan Orozco,, "Xolos stay alive, salvage late tie," 21 Apr. 2018 As former England striker Gary Lineker once put it, 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win. Henry Young, CNN, "The secrets to Germany's World Cup success," 13 June 2018 Photo: david klein/Reuters More than that, his level this season is helping the Blues compensate for their lack of a truly world-class striker. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Premier League Was Supposed to be a Two-Team Race. But Chelsea Keeps Hanging Around.," 19 Oct. 2018 United fans want their main striker is among the league's top scorers every season., "On This Day in 2017: Manchester United Signed Romelu Lukaku From Everton in £75m Deal," 10 July 2018 Nishino must decide between Yoshinori Muto and Yuya Osako as his lone striker. Jerome Pugmire,, "Belgium hope to continue their winning run against the surprising Japan," 1 July 2018 With star striker Youssef Msakni out with injury, the Africans will need a big effort from midfielder Wahbi Khazri and forward Anice Badri. Kevin Baxter,, "World Cup: Monday's matchups," 17 June 2018 The 33-year-old striker was brought into the club as a backup to Harry Kane, but struggled during his one season at Spurs - managing just one goal in sixteen Premier League appearances., "'I’ll Pack Your Bags': Spurs Fans React to Reports of Striker Wanting to Leave," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of striker

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of striker

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

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