countermarch

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noun coun·ter·march \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmärch\

Definition of countermarch

  1. 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. 2 :  a march (as of political demonstrators) designed to counter the effect of another march

countermarch

intransitive verb

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1598

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