AskDefine | Define attacker

Dictionary Definition

attacker n : someone who attacks [syn: aggressor, assailant, assaulter]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Someone who attacks
  2. Players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.


someone who attacks
  • Finnish: hyökkääjä
  • German: Angreifer, Angreiferin
  • Hungarian: támadó, támadó fél
  • Russian: нападающий, атакующий
  • Spanish: atacante
  • Finnish: hyökkääjä
  • German: Stürmer, Stürmerin
  • Russian: нападающий

Extensive Definition

For the term attacker in computer security, see adversary (cryptography) and adversary (online algorithm).
In some sports, an attacker is a specific type of player, usually one whose role involves aggressive play.
In football, attackers are also referred to as strikers.
attacker in French: Dispositifs tactiques en football#L'attaque
attacker in Korean: 스트라이커 (축구)
attacker in Dutch: Aanvaller
attacker in Japanese: ストライカー
attacker in Polish: Napastnik
attacker in Portuguese: Atacante
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