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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The resistance of a horse that interrupts its cadence and the measure of its manège, caused by bad horsemanship or the bad temper of the horse.
  • n. resistance; opposition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.
  • n. Resistance; opposition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the manège, the resistance or hindrance of a horse that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manège, occasioned by lack of skill in the rider or the bad temper of the horse.
  • n. Resistance; opposition.
  • n. In fencing, a pass or thrust made at a wrong or inopportune moment for the opponent, thus breaking the rhythm of his intended combination.

Etymologies

counter- +‎ time (Wiktionary)

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