counterstrike

noun
coun·​ter·​strike | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌstrīk How to pronounce counterstrike (audio) \
variants: or counter-strike
plural counterstrikes or counter-strikes

Definition of counterstrike

: a strike that retaliates against or counters earlier strike : a return strike government counterstrikes against the rebel stronghold … the belief on both sides that any attack would be met with an equally devastating counterstrike.— W. J. Hennigan and Brian Bennett

First Known Use of counterstrike

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterstrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterstrike. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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