coun·​ter·​raid ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌrād How to pronounce counterraid (audio)
variants or counter-raid
plural counterraids or counter-raids
: a raid carried out in response to or retaliation for another raid
… raids and counterraids had claimed several thousand lives …Brian DeLay

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterraid was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Counterraid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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