Origin of onslaught
Examples from the Web for onslaught
Nearby, Loescher added, parking lots are a great place to see the onslaught.
And the onslaught of the elements has helped raise tensions to the point where a new explosion is expected any day.
Now Tehran is making mass arrests to try to stop the onslaught.
She said the weapons were meant for ISIS troops involved in the onslaught on Rojava.
More than a dozen times he rescued the U.S. from the Belgian onslaught, improbably blocking shot after shot.
Before this onslaught, the Spaniards retreated, but in good order.Cuba|Arthur D. Hall
These giants were not, however, the most forward in the onslaught.
The huge concert piano resounded under the onslaught of her broad hands.Tales of the Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
It was glorious to see these lads of fifteen and sixteen daily withstanding the onslaught of the mighty naval guns.With Steyn and De Wet|Philip Pienaar
Marius sent his officers among the troops with orders to stand still and await the onslaught.A Spring Walk in Provence|Archibald Marshall
Word Origin for onslaught
1620s, anslaight, somehow from or on analogy of Dutch aanslag "attack," from Middle Dutch aenslach, from aen "on" (see on) + slach "blow," related to slaen "slay." Spelling influenced by obsolete (since c.1400) English slaught (n.) "slaughter," from Old English sleaht (see slaughter (n.)). No record of its use in 18c.; apparently revived by Scott.