Strik"er (?), n.
One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wieds the sledge.
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.
A wencher; a lewd man.
A workman who is on a strike.
A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.
© Webster 1913.