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.

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  • Blowing up the Saudi ambassador in Washington would be an appealing counterstroke against the two foreign forces that Khamenei detests most.

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  • 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.

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  • Even the government had to admit, it was a bold counterstroke.

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  • The American VII Corps would be in mobile reserve behind the Arab Army, fitting out and preparing to react to an Iraqi counterstroke.

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  • Lousy command dice prevented a counterstroke & Carthage failed army morale.

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  • “Is it because they feared the massive counterstroke which they would immediately receive from our powerful bombing force?”

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  • 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.

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  • By now it is clear that in pursuing the grand counterstroke, American policy has gone somewhat astray.

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  • It is true that he had read the article and was to admit it later, but by a counterstroke.

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