onslaught


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Onslaught \On"slaught`\, n. [OE. on on + slaught, slaht,
   slaughter. See Slaughter.]
   1. An attack; an onset; esp., a furious or murderous attack
      or assault.
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            By storm and onslaught to proceed.    --Hudibras.
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   2. A bloody fray or battle. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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