Definition of assailant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    assailant

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//əˈseɪlənt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a person who attacks someone, especially physically synonym attacker
  2. 2 Police have issued a description and a sketch of the assailant. He was immune to the criticisms of his assailants.
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