Definition of striker in English:

striker

Syllabification: strik·er
Pronunciation: /ˈstrīkər
 
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noun

  • 1An employee on strike.
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    • While the strikers walk the picket lines, more than 20 employees have decided to continue working.
    • They struck on Tuesday of last week, when many strikers joined the picket line, and were due out again this Thursday.
    • Our strike is solid, with around two thirds of strikers attending picket lines.
  • 2The player who is to strike the ball in a game; a player considered in terms of ability to strike the ball: a gifted striker of the ball
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    • Norman told McCord he thought European Tour players were better ball strikers than the Americans.
    • Liverpool play Real Betis on Tuesday and one of the best strikers of a dead ball in the game awaits.
    • Burke is a sixpolar striker of the ball and plays his shots boldly.
  • 2.1(Chiefly in soccer) a forward or attacker.
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    • He also makes good runs forward to support the strikers.
    • Why was Ferguson sitting in midfield instead of bombing forward to help the strikers?
    • The 28-year-old Dutch striker has been out of action for nearly three months because of an Achilles injury.

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