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assailant (plural assailants)
- Someone who attacks or assails another violently, or criminally; an attacker.
- (figuratively, by extension) A hostile critic or opponent.
an attacker; someone who attacks another violently, or criminally
assailant (not comparable)
- Assailing; attacking.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)