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assaulter

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Synonyms for assaulter

  • assailant
  • assailer
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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASSAULTER

assailant

nounattacker
  • aggressor
  • antagonist
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  • bushwhacker
  • enemy
  • foe
  • goon
  • hit person
  • invader
  • mugger
  • opposite number
  • trigger person
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