Definition of 'assailant'
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One player pulled out his handgun and killed an assailant? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cops said the other assailant was killed. The Sun (2015)The alleged assailant was caught on a nearby beach and arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His alleged assailant is now on trial. Times, Sunday Times (2012) The assailant had been her boyfriend for a few years prior to the attack. Everyday Violence (1990)Four assailants killed two policemen there in a three-hour shootout. Times, Sunday Times (2009)About 120 of the alleged assailants have been killed in the act by security forces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His alleged 14-year-old assailant was arrested and bailed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In addition, those who make false claims usually say the assailant was unknown to them. Christianity Today (2000)A fourth assailant was killed after fleeing to another nearby hotel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A commander and two of his fighters were injured while two of their assailants were killed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Horror movie about a family trapped in their rural retreat and killed one after another by unknown assailants in Hallowe'en masks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her alleged assailants were caught by locals, who forced their way into the house where the attack took place and handed them to the police. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Investigators, who did not name the pair, arrested the alleged assailant after he handed himself in. The Sun (2016)She plots to make an exit from the village but, as she leaves, a mystery assailant attacks her. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'assailant'
British English: assailant NOUN
Someone's assailant is a person who has physically attacked them.
Other party-goers rescued the injured man from his assailant.
Definition of assailant from the Collins English Dictionary
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