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