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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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I will talk to the club leaders soon to discuss what options we have when it comes to new strikers," the 1974 world champion said.
It seemed to me that as soon as Swansea scored it was inevitable we would lose and our lone striker got no support or service.
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Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is using a specialist striker coach to get his forwards on target for Saturday's World Cup qualifier with the Auld Enemy at Hampden Park.
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The committee identified the new hunger strikers as Moath Abu-Nassar, Udai Byoumi, Mohammad Hawarin, Motasem Raqban, Ahmad Adawi, Ashraf and Hassan Zaghari, and Rabi Jibril, who suffers from a serious health condition.
It's great to have so many good strikers at the club for me to learn from.
MANUEL PELLEGRINI is playing his cards close to his chest over Manchester City's pursuit of a striker.