Assailant – meaning of the word and examples

A person who attacks another person. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A person who attacks. (Dictionary.com)

Someone’s assailant is a person who has physically attacked them. (Collins Dictionary)

One who violently sets upon another. (Merriam – Webster)

A person who physically attacks another. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

‘I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was’ Ford’s assailant. 

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/06/politics/collins-sotu-kavanaugh-cnntv/index.html

Marseille Assailant Was Briefly Detained Days Before Attack.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/world/europe/marseille-knife-attack.html

Active Assailant Preparedness: What You Can Do.

https://www.washoesheriff.com/sub.php?page=active-assailant-preparedness:-what-you-can-do

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