Definition of attacker in English:


Syllabification: at·tack·er
Pronunciation: /əˈtakər


  • 1A person or animal that attacks someone or something.
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    • Police admit that her killer may be a serial attacker who has struck at least six times.
    • In conventional jails, vicious murderers and sex attackers have little incentive to behave well or change.
    • In January the authorities charged the two alleged attackers with murder and arson.
    assailant, assaulter, aggressor, attack dog; mugger, rapist, killer, murderer
  • 1.1(In soccer and other games) a player that makes an assertive or aggressive attempt to score; a forward.
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    • The attacker has just scored a goal for his team that wins them the FA Cup in the final minutes of the game.
    • He is a defender, he is a midfielder but he is also an attacker - a winger who makes and scores goals.
    • They have strength throughout the squad from goalkeeper to attackers.

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