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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Striking \Strik"ing\, a. & n. from Strike, v. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]