Definition of counteroffensive
: a large-scale military offensive undertaken by a force previously on the defensive
Examples of counteroffensive in a sentence
They mounted a counteroffensive against the enemy.
<the army launched a counteroffensive at dawn>
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COUNTEROFFENSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of counteroffensive for English Language Learners
: an attack made in order to defend against an enemy or opponent
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