countercountermeasure

noun
coun·​ter·​coun·​ter·​mea·​sure | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌme-zhər How to pronounce countercountermeasure (audio) , -ˌmā- \
variants: or counter-countermeasure or counter-counter-measure
plural countercountermeasures or counter-countermeasures or counter-counter-measures

Definition of countercountermeasure

: an action or device designed to negate or offset a countermeasure especially : a military system or device intended to block a sensing mechanism (such as a radar detector) that was intended to counteract another sensing mechanism (such as radar) They have made a massive investment in electronic counter-countermeasures, as well as lethal and non-lethal countermeasures. — Deborah M. Kyle et al.

First Known Use of countercountermeasure

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Countercountermeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercountermeasure. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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