Definitions

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  • n. The tactic of counterattacking
  • v. To perform a counterstrike.

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

  • v. make a counterattack

Etymologies

From counter- +‎ strike. Compare counterstroke. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The counterstrike is the key to a successful defense.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 6 Army an Army Group Defensive Operations

  • At any level, the immediate mission of the counterstrike is the destruction of the enemy, usually achieved by hitting the flanks or rear of the main enemy grouping.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 6 Army an Army Group Defensive Operations

  • Compared to a counteroffensive, the counterstrike is a more limited blow designed to destroy enemy elements but not necessarily to recover lost ground.

    FM 100-61 Chptr 6 Army an Army Group Defensive Operations

  • A recent May World Tribune report cited a second carrier group in the Gulf and secret (approved but not implemented) US naval and air plans for an Iran "counterstrike" in response to "escalating tensions that would peak with an Iranian-inspired insurgency strike against US" forces - that might easily be another Gulf of Tonkin-type incident.

    War with Iran - On, Off or Undecided?

  • They will have to compete with students and administrators at Cairo's Ain Shams University, who plan a "counterstrike" to highlight the country's positive achievements.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Yes, occasionally someone uses it to make something crazy, such as counterstrike or that working calculator in little-big planet, but for the most part people just completely ignore the application.

    1UP RSS feed

  • North Korea threatened a "counterstrike" against any country that attempts to shoot down a long range missile that it plans to test launch.

    All Categories Featured Content - Associated Content

  • Tensions in Northeast Asia suddenly spiked when North Korea threatened a "counterstrike" against any country that attempts to shoot down a long range missile that it plans to test launch.

    All Categories Featured Content - Associated Content

  • When the grawl swung a counterstrike, Rytlock raked away the other side of the club.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Various terrorist and military actions—including a dirty bomb exploded in the port of Long Beach, a "nuclear counterstrike against Iran" and the threats implied by "massive anti-American riots . . . around the globe"—have put Salter's mercenaries in demand.

    Futuristic Soldiers of Fortune

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