- a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing.
Origin of counterblow
Also called counterpunch.
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Examples from the Web for counterblow
It now became necessary for the older body to deal a counterblow.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas
W. J. Henderson
The French retaliated with a counterblow that drove the enemy back (p. 293) in disorder.
The orders were to carry the city at all costs, a counterblow to compensate the Germans for their failure to capture Compigne.
Counterblow had followed blow, swift as the clash of rapiers in a duel of fencers.The Astronomy of the Bible
E. Walter Maunder
In the counterblow the edge of Cheever's cuff caught on Dyckman's knuckles and ripped the skin.We Can't Have Everything