Definition of assailant in English:


Line breaks: as¦sail|ant
Pronunciation: /əˈseɪl(ə)nt


A person who physically attacks another: the police have no firm leads about the identity of his assailant
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  • The assailants fled after the attack, for which no militant group has claimed responsibility.
  • It is common in knife attacks for such assailants to strike quickly and repeatedly.
  • As I physically wrenched her assailant away from her, my sign was also grabbed and ripped up.

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