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Noun: counterattack  'kawn-tu-ru,tak
  1. An attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
    - countermove
     
  2. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
    - counterplay
Verb: counterattack  'kawn-tu-ru,tak
  1. Make a counterattack
    - counterstrike

Derived forms: counterattacking, counterattacked, counterattacks

Type of: assail, attack, onrush, onset, onslaught

Encyclopedia: Counterattack