counterthreat

noun
coun·​ter·​threat | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌthret How to pronounce counterthreat (audio) \
variants: or counter-threat
plural counterthreats or counter-threats

Definition of counterthreat

: 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

Other Words from counterthreat

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

First Known Use of counterthreat

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterthreat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterthreat. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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