What is Assault?
Assault definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
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.
verb (used with object)
to make an assault upon; attack; assail.