to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person; murder premeditatedly and treacherously.
to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously:
to assassinate a person’s character.
Gin you met this ganglin’ assassinator, wha’d be for maister?
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I think that the firing that was done could have been done with the type gun that they say the assassinator used.
Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
to murder (a person, esp a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack
to ruin or harm (a person’s reputation, etc) by slander
1610s, from past participle stem of Medieval Latin assassinare (see assassin). Of reputations, characters, etc., from 1620s. Related: Assassinated; assassinating.
- Assateague island
a narrow island in SE Maryland and E Virginia on Chincoteague Bay: annual wild pony roundup. 33 miles (53 km) long.
a sudden, violent attack; onslaught: an assault on tradition. Law. an unlawful physical attack upon another; an attempt or offer to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner. Military. the stage of close combat in an attack. 1 . to make an assault […]
- Assault and battery
an assault with an actual touching or other violence upon another. noun (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