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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulternoun

    someone who attacks


  1. attackernoun

    Someone who attacks

  2. attackernoun

    Players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attackernoun

    The person that attacks.

    Etymology: from attack.


  1. Attacker

    In some team sports, an attacker is a specific type of player, usually involved in aggressive play. Heavy attackers are, usually, placed up front: their goal is to score the most possible points for the team. In association football, attackers are also referred to as forwards or strikers.


  1. attacker

    An attacker, in the context of cybersecurity, is an individual, group, or entity that attempts unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction of information. Alternatively, in a broader context, an attacker can also signify a person or group that initially starts hostilities, threats, or aggression towards others to inflict harm, damage or invade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attackernoun

    one who attacks

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attacker in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attacker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of attacker in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Gracie:

    These still matter. But cyber changes the game. Cyber is a dynamic, intelligent and adaptive threat. In the cyber arms race, costs are stacked in favour of the attacker, not the defender.

  2. Stephen Harper:

    People say he was a lone wolf. It's true he was a single attacker, but it is not necessarily the case that it was only one guy.

  3. Colin Greenwood:

    It is suggested that, in domestic violence at least, the presence or absence of a firearm, or of any other type of weapon, is of far less importance to the outcome than the passion generated in the attacker. The man who has lost control will cause serious injuries in many cases, quite irrespective of the weapon he uses and regardless of the certainty of detection and punishment.

  4. Ryan Wager:

    Once an attacker has made it past those defences they're in the gooey centre, and getting around is relatively simple.

  5. Steven Driscoll:

    The Hot Yoga Tallahassee attacker was motivated to carry out violence by The Hot Yoga Tallahassee attacker inability to develop or maintain relationships with women, along with The Hot Yoga Tallahassee attacker perception of women's societal power over men.

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