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A striker everyone has encountered coming out? (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

mallet

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'a striker' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

'everyone has encountered coming out?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'everyone' could be 'all' (all people) and 'all' is found within the answer.
'encountered' could be 'met' ('meet' can be a synonym of 'encounter') and 'met' is found within the remaining letters.
No letters remain.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for mallet that I've seen before include "Hammer for pegs or croquet" , "Kind of hammer used in polo" , "Used to beat" , "It's used in croquet and polo" , "Type of hammer" .)

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