assailant assailant  /ə ˈseɪ lənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who attacks

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Churchmen around the Pope blocked the assailant, and security men swiftly wrestled him out of the way.
  2. When her assailant ordered her to crawl in the dirt, Bolton responded by emptying her pocket semi-auto into him.
  3. My assailant drops to the floor.

News

  1. States move to put guns in classrooms

    While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying- not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant. In Ohio, the gun rights PAC, Buckeye Firearms Association, has launched a program to educate teachers on how to take down a gunman. "We were mocked when we first said we wanted to teach this class," Jim Irvine, president of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSAT San Antonio

  2. Interest in arming teachers has grown after Newtown shooting

    While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying- not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville

  3. Moncks Corner woman sues bail companies she says should have been tracking rapist’s GPS monitor

    A rape victim has sued the North Charleston bail company that was tracking her assailant with a Global Positioning System device when he broke into her Moncks Corner house.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

Quotes

  1. "The outstanding response by these young officers to this vicious attack on their fellow officer prevented the assailant from escaping and posing an even greater risk to the public," Kelly said.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Washington Post

  2. "It had been my hope to charge all three of the assailants at the same time, but the evidence available to me at this moment does not permit that," District Attorney Mike Nifong said. "Investigation into the identity of the third assailant...
    on Apr 18, 2006 By: Mike Nifong Source: KTVU.com

  3. "During the incident, the assailant allegedly shouted 'f*** your Allah," 'f*** your Muhammad,' and other anti-Muslim and racist slurs," CAIR said in a news release.
    on Jan 30, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CNSNews.com

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