Definition of counterstroke in English:

counterstroke

Line breaks: coun¦ter|stroke
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəstrəʊk
 
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noun

  • 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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