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Striker   /strˈaɪkər/   Listen

A forward on a soccer team.
Someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating.
An employee on strike against an employer.
Someone who hits.  Synonym: hitter.  "A fine striker of the ball" , "Blacksmiths are good hitters"
The part of a mechanical device that strikes something.

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"Striker" Quotes from Famous Books

... given by the General Prison Board of Ireland on November 24, 1919, that no prisoner on hunger strike would obtain release. It was stated that the hunger-striker alone would be responsible for the consequences of ...
— What's the Matter with Ireland? • Ruth Russell

... a moment of over-balance—a blow from one of them that struck air and pitched the striker forward—they rushed together, each grunting like swine as the breath was driven out of them. Sally clutched the curtain at her side. Her fingers tore ...
— Sally Bishop - A Romance • E. Temple Thurston

... and say that at eight o'clock, when he hears the clock strike, he should at once go downstairs and get a glass of water, he would undoubtedly do it when the clock struck eight. But if the clock did not strike eight, supposing some one had removed the striker, and when near the hour some one occupied his attention so that he did not notice the time, in all probability he would not obey orders. It requires some special occurrence which has been described in connection with the act to suggest it ...
— Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales • Charles B. Cory

... the world to scramble for the possession of them"; and reference was made to "grounds of policy and convenience." /2/ I may also refer to the cases of capture, some of which will be cited again. In the Greenland whale-fishery, by the English custom, if the first striker lost his hold on the fish, and it was then killed by another, the first had no claim; but he had the whole if he kept fast to the whale until it was struck by the other, although it then broke from the first harpoon. By the custom in the Gallipagos, ...
— The Common Law • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

... saying," said he—"once a striker, always a striker. Find a way to get some education for yourself, Mary, and when the big strike comes you'll be one of those the miners look to. I'll not be here, I know—the young people must take ...
— King Coal - A Novel • Upton Sinclair

Words linked to "Striker" :   mover, strike, athlete, head, hammer, sailor, sailor boy, tongue, walloper, armed forces, mechanical device, bluejacket, jock, war machine, slapper, spanker, armed services, military machine, military, firing pin, clapper, navy man, cock, nonworker

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