counterstroke

noun

coun·​ter·​stroke ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌstrōk How to pronounce counterstroke (audio)
variants or counter-stroke
plural counterstrokes or counter-strokes
: a return stroke : counterblow
He said the response wasn't over and the US could take further, covert action—a thinly veiled reference to a counterstroke in cyberspace the US has been considering.News Corp Australia Network

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterstroke was in 1596

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“Counterstroke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterstroke. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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