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
: 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.

Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countercountermeasure was in 1944

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“Countercountermeasure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercountermeasure. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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