• WordNet 3.6
    • n striker the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
    • n striker someone who hits "a hard hitter","a fine striker of the ball","blacksmiths are good hitters"
    • n striker an employee on strike against an employer
    • n striker someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
    • n striker a forward on a soccer team
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Striker A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.
    • Striker 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."
    • Striker A wencher; a lewd man.
    • Striker A workman who is on a strike.
    • Striker One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n striker One who strikes, in any sense of the verb strike. Specifically— A robber.
    • n striker A workman who with others quits work in order to coerce their employer to accede to their demands.
    • n striker One who seeks to effect a strike, in sense 13. [Political slang, U. S.]
    • n striker In the United States army, a soldier detailed to act as an officer's servant. See strike, v. i., 19.
    • n striker A wencher.
    • n striker A harpooner.
    • n striker In the hardware districts of England, a workman who manages the fire, heats the steel, and assists the forger.
    • n striker An assistant or inferior shipwright.
    • n striker A man employed to strike off the superfluous quantity of grain, salt, etc., from the top of a measure.
    • n striker That which strikes. Specifically— A species of tilt-hammer operated directly from the engine.
    • n striker In ornithology, a tern or sea-swallow.
    • n striker 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 striker A green hand who works at low wages while learning the business, but is one of the crew of a vessel.
    • n striker In billiards, the one whose turn it is to play.
    • n striker In leather manufacturing, a solution applied after the leather is colored to fix or fasten the shade and give it a more uniform appearance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Striker one who, or that which, strikes: a green-hand on shipboard
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. strícan; Ger. streichen, to move, to strike.


In literature:

Kingfish are savage strikers and they almost invariably hook themselves when the drag is set.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Both decks of the clumsy craft were packed with strikers, their wives and their children, and all up and down the harbor she went.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Then one of them fell, pierced by a bullet from the strikers.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
I have been a striker all my life.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
At the headquarters of the strikers all was confusion and disorder.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
It was so in the case of the strikers at the Rathbawne Mills.
"The Lieutenant-Governor" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
We're trying to break a strike, while our own manager rushes food to the strikers!
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
That night Grant Adams addressed the strikers in Belgian Hall in South Harvey, in Fraternity Hall in Magnus and on a common in Foley.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Hunter shouldered his way through the strikers toward the terminal.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Larry had landed with the soldiers, and, as the other cascos came up, he was speedily joined by Luke Striker and Jack Biddle.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer

In poetry:

Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess.
By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess,
And the wolf shall be your herdsman
By a landmark removed;
For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
Shall seed where ye loved!
"Mowgli's Song Against People" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends Luis Suarez as striker is accused of diving.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli locked himself in an airport toilet to hide from a mob of fans.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists Mario Balotelli is not for sale, despite his stern words for the striker after Sunday's Manchester derby.
Striker scores twice to increase his state-leading total to 29.
SAN JOSE — Five members of the Earthquakes including star strikers Alan Gordon and Steven Lenhart underwent successful surgeries in the past two weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
HealthBridge Nursing Home Strikers To Return To Work Monday .
HealthBridge Owes Back Pay to Strikers.
HealthBridge Nursing Home Strikers To Return To Work Monday.
The 29-year-old striker underwent surgery in which doctors failed to remove a bullet lodged in his skull.
Rafael Benitez, the interim Chelsea manager, has said that Fernando Torres may never be the same player he was at Liverpool, though will change his training regime to try to restore the striker's pace.
Pelican Bay threatens hunger strikers.
Vehicles were backed up on Tyler Road entering the plant Monday morning after strikers began picketing just after midnight.
Senior striker leads all-state first team after guiding Hood River Valley to state semifinals.
Some of these men are the Jackson State prison strikers.
The English Football Association has charged Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

In science:

Striker, From continuum to lattice theory via deformation of the differential calculus, Phys.
Differential Calculus and Discrete Structures
Translated from the German by George Striker.
Telescopers for Rational and Algebraic Functions via Residues
He is also grateful to the strikers for giving him this free time.
Some simple results for the properties of polar fluids