counterpunch

noun coun·ter·punch \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpənch \
|Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of counterpunch

: a counter in boxing; also : a countering blow or attack

counterpunch

intransitive verb

counterpuncher

play \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpən-chər\ noun

Examples of counterpunch in a Sentence

  1. the last, desperate counterpunch of the German armies, known as the Battle of the Bulge

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1942

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