Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A threat or offensive position in chess intended to counter an opponent's advantage in another part of the board.

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  • n. A counterattack in a different part of the board

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

Etymologies

counter- +‎ play (Wiktionary)

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