- n. military, sports The tactic of counterattacking
- v. intransitive To perform a counterstrike.
- v. make a counterattack
- From counter- + strike. Compare counterstroke. (Wiktionary)
“The counterstrike is the key to a successful defense.”
“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.”
“Compared to a counteroffensive, the counterstrike is a more limited blow designed to destroy enemy elements but not necessarily to recover lost ground.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“North Korea threatened a "counterstrike" against any country that attempts to shoot down a long range missile that it plans to test launch.”
“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.”
“When the grawl swung a counterstrike, Rytlock raked away the other side of the club.”
“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.”
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