coun·​ter·​march | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmärch \

Definition of countermarch

1 : a marching back specifically : a movement in marching by which a unit of troops reverses direction while marching but keeps the same order
2 : a march (as of political demonstrators) designed to counter the effect of another march

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countermarch intransitive verb

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Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter Marches and countermarches, some of them related to other Confederate monuments but many not, are now being planned all over the country. David Kaiser, Time, "What the 1960s Reveal About What's Next for American Protesters," 25 Aug. 2017 With more protests and countermarches from the government announced for the weeks ahead, the clashes seem likely to continue. Michael Mccarthy, Washington Post, "What’s ahead for Venezuela? As the protests ramp up, here are 5 things to watch.," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of countermarch

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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