assailant

[ uh-sey-luh nt ]
/ əˈseɪ lənt /

noun

a person who attacks.

adjective

Archaic. assailing; attacking; hostile.

Origin of assailant

From the Middle French word assaillant, dating back to 1525–35. See assail, -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for assailant

assailant

/ (əˈseɪlənt) /

noun

a person who attacks another, either physically or verballyhe was unable to recognize his assailants

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