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

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterblockade was in 1846

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“Counterblockade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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