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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.