Entry from British & World English dictionary
An attack carried out in retaliation: the army were building up forces for a counterstroke
More example sentences
- True, at present the main thrust is placed mostly on engaging an enemy force advancing for a counterstroke with air strikes and long-range precision weapons.
- It was basically designed to ensure an effective holding of defensive positions by concentrating defending forces and to regain lost positions by mounting counterattacks and counterstrokes.
- Brilliant counterstroke on the part of The Blues: use the North-West as Shadow Cabinet meeting place.
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