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assailant (n.)

"one who assails," 1530s, from French assailant, noun use of present participle of assailir (see assail). Earlier in same sense was assailer (c. 1400).

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Definitions of assailant from WordNet

assailant (n.)
someone who attacks;
Synonyms: attacker / aggressor / assaulter
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