Webster 1913 Edition
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 plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed.
A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it.
Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable;“A striking fact.”
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Webster 1828 Edition
1.Hitting with a blow; impressing; imprinting; punishing; lowering, as sails or a mast, &c.
2.a. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; as a striking representation or image.
3.Strong; exact; adapted to make impression; as a striking resemblance of features.