from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act done in revenge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stroke or blow in return.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stroke or blow given in return for one received; a return stroke or blow.
- n. A force which produces a lesion in a part other than that where the injury is inflicted. See counter-fissure.
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And I don't like the argument that the counterstroke is our fault.
Blowing up the Saudi ambassador in Washington would be an appealing counterstroke against the two foreign forces that Khamenei detests most.
Thus, by the standards of the time, western Europeans launched their counterstroke of the Crusades essentially as quickly as they possibly could after it first became feasible for them to do so — and not centuries after the insult.
Even the government had to admit, it was a bold counterstroke.
The American VII Corps would be in mobile reserve behind the Arab Army, fitting out and preparing to react to an Iraqi counterstroke.
Lousy command dice prevented a counterstroke & Carthage failed army morale.
“Is it because they feared the massive counterstroke which they would immediately receive from our powerful bombing force?”
This is one of the few comics where an attack of sorts occurs on Iran, and there is a counterstroke, which ends up badly for all involved.
By now it is clear that in pursuing the grand counterstroke, American policy has gone somewhat astray.
It is true that he had read the article and was to admit it later, but by a counterstroke.