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
3. A wencher; a lewd man. [Obs.]
4. A workman who is on a strike.
5. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose
political influence can be bought. [Political Cant]