counterploy

noun
coun·​ter·​ploy | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌplȯi How to pronounce counterploy (audio) \
variants: or counter-ploy
plural counterploys or counter-ploys

Definition of counterploy

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

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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