Definition of attacker in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈtakə/


1A person or animal that attacks someone or something: her attacker then ran off
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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, 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
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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.

Words that rhyme with attacker

alpaca, backer, clacker, claqueur, Dhaka, hacker, Hakka, lacquer, maraca, paca, packer, sifaka, slacker, smacker, stacker, tacker, tracker, whacker, yakka

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