counterstroke

noun
coun·​ter·​stroke | \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌstrōk \
variants: or counter-stroke
plural counterstrokes or counter-strokes

Definition of counterstroke 

: 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

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1596, in the meaning defined above

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