a. & n. from Strike, v.

Striking distance, the distance through which an object can be reached by striking; the distance at which a force is effective when directed to a particular object.<-- the distance which can be covered in one easy leg of a journey. --> -- Striking plate. (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed. (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it.


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Strik"ing, a.

Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance.

"A striking fact." De Quincey. -- Strik"ing*ly, adv. -- Strik"ing*ness, n.


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