assailant

noun
as·​sail·​ant | \ ə-ˈsā-lənt How to pronounce assailant (audio) \
plural assailants

Definition of assailant

: a person who attacks someone violently an assault by an unknown assailant She could identify the assailant and his two accomplices, and she wanted to press charges.— Jennifer Baumgardner Detectives speculated that she may have been punched on the chin, perhaps knocked unconscious by her assailant.— Joseph Wambaugh

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First Known Use of assailant

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“Assailant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assailant. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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assailant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of assailant

formal : a person who attacks someone violently

assailant

noun
as·​sail·​ant | \ ə-ˈsā-lənt \

Kids Definition of assailant

: a person who attacks someone violently

assailant

noun
as·​sail·​ant | \ ə-ˈsā-lənt How to pronounce assailant (audio) \

Legal Definition of assailant

: a person who commits criminal assault

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