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adj. & n. From Strike, vb. Striking distance, 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.


 - Striking plate. (a) The plate against which the latch of a door lock strikes as the door is closed. (b) A part of the centering of an arch, which is driven back to loosen the centering in striking it.


 - adj. Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance.

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