striker

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noun strik·er \ˈstrī-kər\

Definition of striker

  1. 1 :  one that strikes: such asa :  a player in any of several games who is striking or attempting to strike a ballb :  the hammer of the striking mechanism of a clock or watchc :  a blacksmith's helper who swings the sledgehammerd :  a worker on strike

  2. 2 :  a junior enlisted man in the U.S. Navy who has declared an occupational specialty

  3. 3 :  a forward in soccer

1581

First Known Use of striker

1581


STRIKER Defined for English Language Learners

striker

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noun strik·er \ˈstrī-kər\

Definition of striker for English Language Learners

  • : a worker who is on strike

  • : a forward in soccer



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