an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another.
(criminal law) a threat of attack to another person followed by actual attack, which need amount only to touching with hostile intent
- Assault boat
a portable boat used for landing troops on beaches and for crossing rivers. Historical Examples The commander would lose nothing by picking up the assault boat, and he would save a few men. Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet Harold Leland Goodwin It was close enough to the assault boat to haul it in […]
- Assault course
noun an obstacle course designed to give soldiers practice in negotiating hazards in making an assault
- Assault jacket
a protective jacketlike garment, armored so as to resist bullets, knives, etc., worn especially by police officers for defense against attack.
- Assault rifle
a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge. a nonmilitary weapon modeled on the military assault rifle, usually modified to allow only semiautomatic fire. Contemporary Examples McLelland had been shot multiple times with an assault rifle. It Wasn’t the Aryan Brotherhood, Apparently: Texas Woman Confesses to Role in D.A. […]