Definition of Counterattack

1. Noun. An attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc..

Exact synonyms: Countermove
Generic synonyms: Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught
Specialized synonyms: Riposte



2. Verb. Make a counterattack.
Exact synonyms: Counterstrike
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack

3. Noun. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board.
Exact synonyms: Counterplay
Generic synonyms: Attack
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game

Definition of Counterattack

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of counter-attack) ¹

2. Verb. (alternative spelling of counter-attack) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterattack

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterattack

counteranions
counterappeal
counterappeals
counterargue
counterargued
counterargues
counterarguing
counterargument
counterarguments
counterattack (current term)
counterattacked
counterattacker
counterattackers
counterattacking
counterattacks
counterattract
counterattracted
counterattracting
counterattraction
counterattractions
counterattractive
counterattracts
counterbalance
counterbalanced

Literary usage of Counterattack

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1. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"SPLA-Torit counterattack on Nasir Territory in Early 1992 In early 1992, the SPLA-Torit continued the counterattack, while the SPLA-Nasir attacked and then ..."

2. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"One of the French aviators had seen a German counterattack getting under way near ... Believing their plans for the counterattack were working favorably, ..."

3. Mystic Fiasco How the Indians Won the Pequot War by David R. Wagner, Jack Dempsey (2003)
"counterattack, in the name of parsimony. This means a total of 100 Pequots Killed (either outright, or died of wounds) at Mystic.85 We will present all ..."

4. National Service Library edited by Charles Evans Kilbourne (1917)
"The crisis of this form of the defensive comes> with the counterattack, which marks the change from the defensive to the offensive. Upon the superior leader ..."

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