Green’s Dictionary of Slang

liker n.

[? Sfk dial. liker, a try, an attempt]

a glance, a look.

[UK]Binstead & Wells Pink ’Un and Pelican 236: He’d slip downstairs and have a liker at that writing on the swinging bit of wainscot.
[UK]Sporting Times 25 Mar. 2/3: I took a liker round the room, and was cheered to observe, gathered round one of the tables in the N.W. corner, a crowd of irresponsibles.
[UK]E. Pugh City Of The World 237: And then there’s fellers like yourself [...] when they’ve had a liker at the latest, hand the paper back to me.