[n] a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped
[n] the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
[n] close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
[n] thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
[v] attack verbally, in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
[v] attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
assail, assail, attack, attack, lash out, rape, ravishment, round, set on, snipe, violation