EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSAULTER
I have friends who will find means to succour and protect you, be who will your assaulter!'
Again concealing the weapon within his doublet, a sudden realisation of the necessity for speed overcame the assaulter.
Weaponless, the assaulter had used his hands, and now with a knee upon Mexia's breast he strove to throttle him.
late 14c., earlier asaut (c.1200), from Old French asaut, assaut "an attack, an assault, attacking forces" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *adsaltus "attack, assault," from ad "to" (see ad-) + Latin saltus "a leap," from salire "to leap, spring" (see assail). In law by 1580s; historically, assault includes menacing words or actions; battery is an actual blow.