striker

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striker

1. any part in a mechanical device that strikes something, such as the firing pin of a gun
2. Soccer informal an attacking player, esp one who generally positions himself near his opponent's goal in the hope of scoring
3. Cricket the batsman who is about to play a ball
4. 
a. a person who harpoons whales or fish
b. the harpoon itself

striker

[‚strī·kər]
(ordnance)
A firing pin or a projection on the hammer of a firearm, which strikes the primer to initiate a propelling charge explosive train or a fuse explosive train.

striker

A slightly beveled metal plate, set in the jamb of a door to receive and guide a door latch to its socket in closing.
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While Welsh can operate in attack, the Martyrs were well served by Shephard and centre-forward Ryan Prosser against Odd Down.
Lofthouse was one of the most feared centre-forwards of his generation, renowned for his strength and finishing ability on the ground and in the air.
Looking forward HIS coaching career has already got off to a trophy-winning start - with his son James the star centre-forward.
The following season he played a further eight games including four at centre-forward and he found the net twice in the 4-0 victory over QPR.
On that form he's the best centre-forward in the world.
Moyes said: "James is approaching his peak as a centre-forward and if he's banging in goals for Everton and we're near the top of the table, then people will be clamouring for him to be back in the England squad.
He's got pace, he's got power, he's got a terrific touch and he's someone I believe is going to turn into a top centre-forward.
Leon is an experienced centre-forward now and he scored at Swindon earlier in the season, one of his former clubs,'' said Jackett.
Walcott has struggled to convince Wenger that he should be used as a centre-forward, but it seems as though the French boss has no such worries about the ability of Gnabry.
He is a striker with a tremendous touch, great finishing and energy and I think he can be outstanding in every aspect as a centre-forward.
He would have been centre-forward all the time if we hadn't had a real superstar of a centre-forward in Nicolas Anelka.
May I suggest that ex-professional footballers who had played in the positions of centre-forward (CF) or goalkeeper (GK), will generally make very poor managers.