counterraid

noun
coun·​ter·​raid | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌrād How to pronounce counterraid (audio) \
variants: or counter-raid
plural counterraids or counter-raids

Definition of counterraid

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterraid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterraid. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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