coun·​ter·​march | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌmärch How to pronounce countermarch (audio) \

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

Other Words from countermarch

countermarch intransitive verb

Examples of countermarch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The kitschy capitalism that runs rampant at the official Pride March has actually sparked a countermarch this year. Declan Leary, National Review, 2 July 2019 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, 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, 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of countermarch

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of countermarch was in 1598

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“Countermarch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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