Definition of Assailant

1. Noun. Someone who attacks.


Definition of Assailant

1. a. Assailing; attacking.

2. n. One who, or that which, assails, attacks, or assaults; an assailer.

Definition of Assailant

1. Noun. Someone who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an attacker. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension) A hostile critic or opponent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Assailant

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Literary usage of Assailant

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1. The Operations of War: Explained and Illustrated by Edward Bruce Hamley (1866)
"Risk of the assailant lessened if the defenders are restricted to one hank. aiming at Piacenza, the whole Austrian army might, from La Stella, have burst on ..."

2. Christian Non-resistance, in All Its Important Bearings, Illustrated and by Adin Ballou (1846)
"HENRY C. WRIGHT AND HIS assailant. The following incident in the life of Henry C. ... His assailant struck him a third time, and nearly knocked him down. ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1873)
"A man, in struggling with an assailant, received three stabs with a knife—two on the left elbow, and the third in the back. The latter was at about the ..."

4. An Introduction to Aristotle's Rhetoric: With Analysis, Notes and Appendices by Edward Meredith Cope (1867)
"... the difficulty must rather have been to keep out of it] in which he must sustain the part of assailant, critic, or maintainer of a thesis, of questioner ..."

5. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1861)
"A man, in struggling with an assailant, received three stabs with a knife—two on the left elbow, and the third in the back. The latter was at about the ..."

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