(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wields the sledge.
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2. A harpoon; also, a harpooner.
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Wherever we come to an anchor, we always send out our strikers, and put out hooks and lines overboard, to try fish.
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3. A wencher; a lewd man. [Obs.] Massinger.
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4. A workman who is on a strike.
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5. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought. [Political Cant]
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