Definition of assailant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

assailant

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈseɪlənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈseɪlənt//
 
(formal) Criminals
 
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a person who attacks somebody, especially physically synonym attacker Police have issued a description and an artist’s impression of the assailant. He was immune to the criticisms of his assailants. The alleged assailants appeared in court. See related entries: Criminals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: assailant