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striker

noun [C] (SPORT)    /ˈstraɪ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
C2 a player in a game such as football whose main purpose is to try to score goals rather than to prevent the opposing team from scoring : The club's new manager is a former England striker. The 24-year-old striker scored 35 goals for Newcastle United last season .Competitors and participants in sports and games
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