from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who strikes, as an employee on strike against an employer.
  • n. One that strikes, as the clapper in a bell or the firing pin in a gun.
  • n. A harpoon.
  • n. One who uses a harpoon; a harpooner.
  • n. An enlisted person in usually intensive training for a naval technical rating.
  • n. Sports A forward on a soccer team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An individual who is on strike
  • n. Someone or something that hits someone or something else.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The batter.
  • n. The batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket
  • n. A harpoon.
  • n. A harpooner.
  • n. A wencher; a lewd man.
  • n. A blackmailer in politics.
  • n. One whose political influence can be bought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.
  • n. A harpoon; also, a harpooner.
  • n. A wencher; a lewd man.
  • n. A workman who is on a strike.
  • n. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who strikes, in any sense of the verb strike.
  • n. A workman who with others quits work in order to coerce their employer to accede to their demands.
  • n. One who seeks to effect a strike, in sense 13. [Political slang, U. S.]
  • n. In the United States army, a soldier detailed to act as an officer's servant. See strike, v. i., 19.
  • n. A wencher.
  • n. A harpooner.
  • n. In the hardware districts of England, a workman who manages the fire, heats the steel, and assists the forger.
  • n. An assistant or inferior shipwright.
  • n. A man employed to strike off the superfluous quantity of grain, salt, etc., from the top of a measure.
  • n. That which strikes.
  • n. In ornithology, a tern or sea-swallow.
  • n. In the menhaden-fishery: The man who manages the striker-boat.
  • n. A green hand who works at low wages while learning the business, but is one of the crew of a vessel.
  • n. In billiards, the one whose turn it is to play.
  • n.
  • n. In leather manufacturing, a solution applied after the leather is colored to fix or fasten the shade and give it a more uniform appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating
  • n. someone who hits
  • n. a forward on a soccer team
  • n. an employee on strike against an employer
  • n. the part of a mechanical device that strikes something


strike +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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