counterassault

noun coun·ter·as·sault \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ə-ˈsȯlt \
variants: or less commonly counter-assault
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counterassault

plural counterassaults also counter-assaults
: 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


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