assailant definition

  • noun:
    • an individual who strikes another.
    • somebody who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an assailant.
    • A hostile critic or adversary.
    • person who, or whatever, assails, assaults, or assaults; an assailer.
    • person who assails, attacks, or assaults.
    • someone who attacks
  • adjective:
    • Assailing; attacking.
  • others:
    • Assaulting; attacking; invading with assault. Milton.
    • In heraldry, identical to salient.

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