Definition of attacker in English:


Line breaks: at|tack¦er
Pronunciation: /əˈtakə(r)


1A person or animal that attacks someone or something: her attacker then ran off
More example sentences
  • 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, striker;
mugger, rapist, killer, murderer
informal slasher
2(In sport) a player whose task is to attack the other side’s goal in the attempt to score; a forward: the team gave the visiting attackers and midfield men a hard time
More example sentences
  • 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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