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striking

adjective
     
strik‧ing
1 unusual or interesting enough to be easily noticed
striking contrast/similarity/parallel etc
a striking contrast between wealth and poverty
2 attractive in an unusual way that is easy to notice:
a dark man with striking features
3 [only before noun] not working because of being on strike:
striking auto workers

➔ be within striking distance

at strike1 (17)

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