counterraid

noun coun·ter·raid \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌrād \
variants: or counter-raid
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counterraid

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

First Known Use of counterraid

1842


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