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"assailant" in British English

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assailantnoun [ C ]

uk /əˈseɪ.lənt/ us /əˈseɪ.lənt/ formal

a person who attacks another person:

Can you describe your assailant?

(Definition of “assailant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assailant" in American English

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assailantnoun [ C ]

us /əˈseɪ·lənt/

someone who attacks another:

None of the witnesses could identify the assailant.

(Definition of “assailant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)