So he resolved to lower his lance in his tilt, and to receive his father's blow on his shield without making a counter-thrust.
Their combined blocks were instantaneous in action; their counter-thrust was nearly so.
Then came a counter-thrust, quickly followed by a counter parry, with no advantage to either.
This was intended as a counter-thrust, and it created a wider breach in the enemy's camp.
These flying buttresses provide a counter-thrust which partly annuls that of the vault.
Both outward thrust of expanding life and counter-thrust of threatened life are equally normal phenomena.
Amid such bouts of thrust and counter-thrust, the affair of Capt'n Davy and Mrs. Quiggin nevertheless made due progress.
late 12c., from Old Norse þrysta "to thrust, force," from Proto-Germanic *thrustijanan, perhaps from PIE *trud- "push, press" (see threat), but OED finds this derivation doubtful. The noun is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "principal theme, aim, point, purpose" is recorded from 1968.