counterblockade

noun coun·ter·block·ade \ ˌkau̇n-tər-blä-ˈkād \
variants: or counter-blockade
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counterblockade

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

First Known Use of counterblockade

1846


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