person who or what assails attacks or assaults an assailer
- Assailing attacking
- an individual who attacks
- Assailing; assaulting.
- One who, or whatever, assails, assaults, or assaults; an assailer.
This term is employed to describe somebody who assaults someone.
1530s, from French assailant, noun usage of present participle of assailir (see assail). Early in the day in same good sense had been assailer (c.1400).
(a.) Assailing; assaulting.
- (n.) One that, or what, assails, attacks, or assaults; an assailer.
The assailant shoved Dean backwards, sitting him down hard on the concrete sidewalk as his head whacked the wall.