Definition of assailant in English:


Syllabification: as·sail·ant
Pronunciation: /əˈsālənt


  • A person who physically attacks another.
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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.
    attacker, mugger, assaulter, attack dog

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