counterquestion

noun
coun·ter·ques·tion | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌkwes-chən , -kwesh- \
variants: or counter-question
plural counterquestions or counter-questions

Definition of counterquestion 

: a question asked in response to another question … avoid a direct "no" at practically any cost. They may ask a counterquestion, promise an answer at some later date, change the subject and even occasionally leave the room. —John Pfeiffer

First Known Use of counterquestion

1836, in the meaning defined above

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