Definition of strike:
"please strike the last sentence."
a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or having a pitch pass over home plate
at a height between a batter's shoulders and knees, or hitting a ball into foul
territory without being caught; the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
"1882: The sum is also used for the quarter, and the strike for the bushel. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 207."