strik·​er | \ ˈstrī-kər \

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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For most individuals, the risk is simply too high. Low-wage workers need more power on the job, and that’s what strikers are demanding of McDonald’s. Alex Press, Vox, "What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer.," 18 Sep. 2018 Mamic, who for a long time was the most powerful man in Croatian football and enjoyed a close relationship with the president of the football federation (HNS), former striker Davor Suker, was brought to trial. Jonathan Wilson,, "Luka Modric's Croatia Success Story Comes With Complications," 13 July 2018 Lewandowski has now scored 51 Champions League goals, one more than former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, but the Poland captain remains far away from Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 121 goals. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "7 more teams qualify for Champions League knockout stage," 27 Nov. 2018 The 25-year-old Venezuelan striker received his Landon Donovan trophy during a ceremony Wednesday at the headquarters of United owner Arthur Blank. Paul Newberry, The Seattle Times, "Atlanta’s Martinez wins MVP award in Major League Soccer," 5 Dec. 2018 Alexis Sanchez, the striker who pouted his way out of Arsenal, is currently riding the bench for Manchester United. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The NBA Is Turning Into European Soccer," 2 Oct. 2018 The strikers did not win all of their demands, but succeeded in winning public support and drawing attention to workplace abuses. David Crary, Fox News, "McDonald's workers in 10 cities plan strike over sexual harassment policies," 13 Sep. 2018 One of the biggest threats for France and Griezmann is Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who scored twice in the South American side's round of 16 tie against Portugal., "Antoine Griezmann Says That Uruguay Will Play Like Atletico Madrid & 'Fall and Go to the Referee'," 2 July 2018 Dzyuba's goal was more direct, the striker chesting down a long ball from defender Ilya Kutepov, beating his marker and curling home a low finish. Steve Douglas,, "Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup after beating Egypt 3-1," 19 June 2018

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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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