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

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterraid was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Counterraid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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