coun·​ter·​blow ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈblō How to pronounce counterblow (audio)
variants or counter-blow
plural counterblows or counter-blows
: an action taken in reprisal : a return blow : retaliation
… US policy makers who could go forward in the East without much fear of a Soviet counterblow in the West.Charles Wheeler

Word History

First Known Use

1655, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterblow was in 1655

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“Counterblow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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