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