American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who strikes, as an employee on strike against an employer.
- n. One that strikes, as the clapper in a bell or the firing pin in a gun.
- n. A harpoon.
- n. One who uses a harpoon; a harpooner.
- n. An enlisted person in usually intensive training for a naval technical rating.
- n. Sports A forward on a soccer team.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who strikes, in any sense of the verb strike. Specifically— A robber.
- n. A workman who with others quits work in order to coerce their employer to accede to their demands.
- n. One who seeks to effect a strike, in sense 13. [Political slang, U. S.]
- n. In the United States army, a soldier detailed to act as an officer's servant. See strike, v. i., 19.
- n. A wencher.
- n. A harpooner.
- n. In the hardware districts of England, a workman who manages the fire, heats the steel, and assists the forger.
- n. An assistant or inferior shipwright.
- n. A man employed to strike off the superfluous quantity of grain, salt, etc., from the top of a measure.
- n. That which strikes. Specifically— A species of tilt-hammer operated directly from the engine.
- n. In ornithology, a tern or sea-swallow.
- n. In the menhaden-fishery: The man who manages the striker-boat. A vessel usually has two striker-boats, with one man in each; these row close to the school of fish, observe its course, signal the purse-crew to set the seine, and drive the fish in the desired direction with pebbles which they carry in the boats.
- n. A green hand who works at low wages while learning the business, but is one of the crew of a vessel.
- n. In billiards, the one whose turn it is to play.
- n. In leather manufacturing, a solution applied after the leather is colored to fix or fasten the shade and give it a more uniform appearance.
- n. An individual who is on strike
- n. Someone or something that hits someone or something else.
- n. soccer One of the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
- n. baseball, slang, 1800s The batter.
- n. cricket The batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket
- n. obsolete A harpoon.
- n. obsolete A harpooner.
- n. obsolete A wencher; a lewd man.
- n. obsolete, politics A blackmailer in politics.
- n. obsolete, politics One whose political influence can be bought.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.
- n. A harpoon; also, a harpooner.
- n. obsolete A wencher; a lewd man.
- n. A workman who is on a strike.
- n. Political Cant A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.
- n. someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
- n. someone who hits
- n. a forward on a soccer team
- n. an employee on strike against an employer
- n. the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
- strike + -er (Wiktionary)
“Behind every brick thrown by a striker is the selfish will "to live" of himself, and the slightly altruistic will "to live" of his family.”
“Behind every brick thrown by a striker is the selfish "will to live" of himself and the slightly altruistic will to live of his family.”
“Now thats what you call a striker - Two-goal Rooney rewards Wembley fans with record”
“Now that's what you call a striker: Two-goal Wayne Rooney rewards Wembley fans with England record by NEIL ASHTON”
“I think a synthetic striker is more forgiving, but there are wide variations.”
“The striker is in the clear but Jaaskelainen comes charging off his line and clears the ball upfield.”
“The hope of the skilled striker is in that the scabs are less skilled, or less capable of becoming skilled; yet each strike attests to the efficiency that lurks beneath.”
“Ryan Giggs has defended Wayne Rooney against Kevin Keegan's claims that the troubled Manchester United striker is guilty of double standards complaining about being under the media scrutiny.”
“Tevez has been playing as the lone attacker in a side featuring three holding midfielders and, despite scoring five times, the striker is believed to be increasingly frustrated about the lack of chances coming his way.”
“After the heartbreak of being left behind by England twice, Sunderland's in-form striker is not taking his latest call-up lightly”
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