counterploy

noun coun·ter·ploy \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌplȯi \
variants: or counter-ploy

Definition of counterploy

plural counterploys or counter-ploys
: a ploy intended to counter or oppose another ploy
  • There are ploys and counterploys, as each tries to outmaneuver the other.
  • —Daniel M. Kimmel

First Known Use of counterploy

1959

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