What does striker mean?

Definitions for striker
ˈstraɪ kərstrik·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word striker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strikernoun

    a forward on a soccer team

  2. strikernoun

    someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

  3. strikernoun

    an employee on strike against an employer

  4. hitter, strikernoun

    someone who hits

    "a hard hitter"; "a fine striker of the ball"; "blacksmiths are good hitters"

  5. strikernoun

    the part of a mechanical device that strikes something


  1. strikernoun

    An individual who is on strike

  2. strikernoun

    Someone or something that hits someone or something else.

  3. strikernoun

    One of the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.

  4. strikernoun

    The batter.

  5. strikernoun

    The batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket

  6. strikernoun

    A harpoon.

  7. strikernoun

    A harpooner.

    Wherever we come to an anchor, we always send out our strikers, and put out hooks and lines overboard, to try fish. uE000177758uE001 Dampier.

  8. strikernoun

    A blackmailer in politics.

  9. strikernoun

    One whose political influence can be bought.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strikernoun

    One that strikes

    Etymology: from strike.

    A bishop then must be blameless, not given to wine, no striker. 1 Tim. iii. 3.

    He thought with his staff to have struck the striker. George Sandys.

    The striker must be dense, and in its best velocity. Digby.


  1. striker

    A striker generally refers to a player in sports, specifically in soccer or field hockey, whose primary role is to score goals, often positioned near the opponent's goal. However, the term can also have various other meanings in different contexts, it may refer to a person who hits or strikes, a worker who is participating in a strike against their employer, or a part of a mechanical device that hits another part to make it work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strikernoun

    one who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge

  2. Strikernoun

    a harpoon; also, a harpooner

  3. Strikernoun

    a wencher; a lewd man

  4. Strikernoun

    a workman who is on a strike

  5. Strikernoun

    a blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Striker is ranked #24431 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Striker surname appeared 1,025 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Striker.

    90.2% or 925 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.5% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 22 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'striker' in Nouns Frequency: #2057

Anagrams for striker »

  1. skirret

  2. skirter

How to pronounce striker?

How to say striker in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of striker in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of striker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of striker in a Sentence

  1. Airplane:

    Ted Striker It was a rough place - the seediest dive on the wharf. Populated with every reject and cutthroat from Bombay to Calcutta. It's worse than Detroit.

  2. Briton Jason Palmer:

    I ’m quite a short hitter from the tee so therefore I need to be straight and accurate with my irons, my strength is my putting. You would n’t look at my long game and say, ‘ He’s a tremendous ball striker ’.

  3. Notah Begay III:

    Tiger can ride a cart, he can drive up basically to the golf ball and almost onto the green, so the walking might not be as much of a stress on the leg, but, also, he can play Charlie’s drives. I covered them for the majority of that event last year, and Charlie was hitting most of the drives because of where his tees are at, and he’s such a good ball striker that they were taking advantage of his drives because they were much farther than where Tiger’s balls were off the tee. Those are two critical things that I think might factor into him possibly showing up in a couple weeks with Charlie. I know the world would love to see it.

  4. Kasper Hjulmand:

    I think we have a star striker in Kasper.

  5. The FA:

    A comment posted on the Manchester United striker’s Instagram page was insulting, abusive, improper and brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3.1, the post also constitutes an ‘aggravated breach’, which is defined in FA Rule E3.2, as it included reference, whether express or implied, to colour and/or race and/or ethnic origin.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for striker

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for striker »


Find a translation for the striker definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"striker." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/striker>.

Discuss these striker definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for striker? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a scar where the umbilical cord was attached
    A couvade
    B squint-eye
    C fervidness
    D omphalos

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for striker: