counterassault

noun
coun·​ter·​as·​sault | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ə-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce counterassault (audio) \
variants: or less commonly counter-assault
plural counterassaults also counter-assaults

Definition of counterassault

: an assault undertaken in response to or in defense against an assault made by another launching counterassaults against the enemy … Army Rangers mounted a counter-assault, killing the terrorists and rescuing more than 900 kids and teachers.— Dale Neal

First Known Use of counterassault

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterassault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterassault. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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