counterstroke

noun coun·ter·stroke \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌstrōk \
variants: or counter-stroke

Definition of counterstroke

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.
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1596

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