Definition of hunger striker in US English:

hunger striker

noun

  • See hunger strike

    • ‘To increase pressure on the strikers guards began confiscating the inmates' snack foods, and the prison sent a medical officer around to check daily on every hunger striker.’
    • ‘With parents and siblings and spouse and children sitting around the hunger striker's bedside, he knew that the last thing he would do for them was to break their hearts and their happiness.’
    • ‘He was jailed as a freedom rider, arrested as a war protester and, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, as a hunger striker against nuclear weapons.’
    • ‘A spokesperson for the hunger striker said that Congress had given itself fat salaries and pensions while the needs of the vast majority of retired workers were constantly overlooked.’
    • ‘How long can a hunger striker expect to survive?’

Pronunciation

hunger striker

/ˈhəNGɡər ˌstrīkər//ˈhəŋɡər ˌstraɪkər/