counterblockade

noun
coun·​ter·​block·​ade | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-blä-ˈkād How to pronounce counterblockade (audio) \
variants: or counter-blockade
plural counterblockades or counter-blockades

Definition of counterblockade

: an action undertaken to break through or subvert a blockade The German counterblockade, by mine and submarine, was very costly to Britain, despite her naval strength.— David Thomson

First Known Use of counterblockade

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterblockade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterblockade. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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