counterthreat

noun coun·ter·threat \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌthret \
variants: or counter-threat

Definition of counterthreat

plural counterthreats or counter-threats
: a threat intended to combat or prevent another threat
  • In arrangements that endured until about a dozen years ago, the Bundesbank negotiated in effect by threat and counterthreat with the largest trade union.
  • —James K. Galbraith

counterthreat

or counter-threat adjective
    • a counterthreat team
    • counter-threat operations

First Known Use of counterthreat

1880

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