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Meaning of ONSLAUGHT

Pronunciation:  'ân`slot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an offensive against and enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
  2. [n]  the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  3. [n]  a sudden and severe onset of trouble

ONSLAUGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: attack, barrage, onrush, onset, outpouring
 See Also: assault, banzai attack, banzai charge, blitz, bombardment, bombing, charge, counterattack, countermove, coup de main, diversion, diversionary attack, fire, firing, ground attack, incursion, language, linguistic communication, military operation, operation, penetration, strike, surprise attack, trouble



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\On"slaught`\, n. [OE. on on + slaught, slaht,
slaughter. See {Slaughter}.]
1. An attack; an onset; esp., a furious or murderous attack
   or assault.

         By storm and onslaught to proceed.    --Hudibras.

2. A bloody fray or battle. [Scot.] --Jamieson.

Thesaurus Terms
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