- a person who attacks another, either physically or verbally
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as•sail•ant /əˈseɪlənt/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
an attacker:Although she was blind she managed to beat off her assailant in the dark house.
as•sail•ant (ə sā′lənt),USA pronunciation n.
- a person who attacks.
- Middle French assaillant. See assail, -ant
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assailant /əˈseɪlənt/ n
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