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  • n. A blow in return; a counterstroke; counterstrike.

Etymologies

From Middle English ȝainclap, ȝeinclap, equivalent to gain- +‎ clap. (Wiktionary)

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  • counterstroke, counterblow, riposte

    Patton's gainclap against the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge crushed their offensive.

    November 30, 2011