any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge, designed for individual use.Compare assault rifle.
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- assault and battery,
- assault boat,
- assault course,
- assault jacket,
- assault rifle,
- assay cup,
- assay groove,
- assay office
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