One who starts a hostile action
The attacker fell into the pit with an abruptly short scream.
His would-be attacker was a woman.
Short of fighting him off as she would an attacker, there was nothing she could do but submit.
Rhyn glanced at him, taking in the arm in a sling. Kris was healing from an attacker Rhyn had saved him from, the day Katie killed herself.
Distracted, her attacker cut through one legging then the other.