assailant

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈseɪlənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈseɪlənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə sālənt)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
as•sail•ant /əˈseɪlənt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
  • an attacker:Although she was blind she managed to beat off her assailant in the dark house.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    as•sail•ant  (ə sālənt),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. a person who attacks.

    adj. 
    1. [Archaic.]assailing;
      attacking;
      hostile.
    • Middle French assaillant. See assail, -ant
    • 1525–35

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    assailant /əˈseɪlənt/ n
    1. a person who attacks another, either physically or verbally
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