Definitions for: Striker


[n] the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
[n] someone who hits; "a hard hitter"; "a fine striker of the ball"; "blacksmiths are good hitters"
[n] an employee on strike against an employer
[n] someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
[n] (soccer) a forward on a soccer team



Webster (1913) Definition: Strik"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a
blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.

2. A harpoon; also, a harpooner.

Wherever we come to an anchor, we always send out
our strikers, and put out hooks and lines overboard,
to try fish. --Dampier.

3. A wencher; a lewd man. [Obs.] --Massinger.

4. A workman who is on a strike.

5. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political
influence can be bought. [Political Cant]

Synonyms: hitter

See Also: athlete, bluejacket, clapper, cock, firing pin, hammer, head, jock, mechanical device, mover, navy man, nonworker, sailor, sailor boy, slapper, spanker, tongue, walloper

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