striker

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun the mating part of door lock or bonnet latch mechanism which is secured to the body; the striker itself has no mechanism and provides only the anchor for the door or bonnet latch; typical strikers are stud or U-shaped

Commerce

  • noun an employee who is on strike

Construction

Cricket

  • noun the batsman who is facing the bowling, as distinguished from the batsman at the bowler’s end (the ‘non-striker’); the batsman who is ‘on strike’
    Citation ‘When the ball is hit in front of the wicket the striker calls’ (Ranjitsinhji 1897)
  • noun either of the two batsmen at the wicket
    Citation ‘When the ball is hit up, either of the Strikers may hinder the catch in his running Ground’ (Laws 1744)

Sports

  • noun an attacking player in a football team whose main role is to score goals
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