Etymology
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striker (n.)

late 14c., "vagabond," agent noun from strike (v.). From mid-15c. as "coiner;" 1580s as "fighter;" 1850 as "worker on strike;" 1963 as a soccer position.

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Definitions of striker

striker (n.)
a forward on a soccer team;
striker (n.)
someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating;
striker (n.)
an employee on strike against an employer;
striker (n.)
someone who hits;
a fine striker of the ball
Synonyms: hitter
striker (n.)
the part of a mechanical device that strikes something;
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