coun·​ter·​ter·​ror ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈter-ər How to pronounce counterterror (audio)
variants or counter-terror
: of, relating to, or being measures taken to combat or prevent terrorism : counterterrorist
counter-terror measures/operations
a counter-terror expert

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sussexes faced ‘disgusting and very real’ threats, ex-counterterror chief reveals. Max Foster, CNN, 2 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterterror was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Counterterror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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