Synonyms for attacker

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He reached for his own hand weapon, still searching for his attacker.

When the attacker has been repulsed, they don't chase him a foot.

The attacker laughed exultantly, mockingly, as he swung his horse about.

The attacker or attackers, if from the Indian encampment, probably returned there.

The attacker's conning-tower was smashed, and she sank at once with all hands.

As is usual in such debates, the attacked and the attacker often changed their ground.

Greeting to you, Osbert, nithing and attacker of little children.

The moral impulse which estimates the attacker is everything.

Then like a flash the horns are swept sideways and the attacker pierced.

With it, he thought, he could blind the attacker and at the same time get a shot at him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.

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