Striker
Striker Strik"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge. [1913 Webster]

2. A harpoon; also, a harpooner. [1913 Webster]

Wherever we come to an anchor, we always send out our strikers, and put out hooks and lines overboard, to try fish. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]

3. A wencher; a lewd man. [Obs.] --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

4. A workman who is on a strike. [1913 Webster]

5. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought. [Political Cant] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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