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
- Assault jacket
a protective jacketlike garment, armored so as to resist bullets, knives, etc., worn especially by police officers for defense against attack.