[noun koun-ter-mahrch; verb koun-ter-mahrch, koun-ter-mahrch]
- a march back over the same ground.
- a complete reversal of conduct or measures.
- to execute a countermarch.
- to cause to countermarch.
Origin of countermarch
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Examples from the Web for countermarch
Watch him on the countermarch when they pass the Radnor cornet band.Back Home
He was compelled to abandon his design and to countermarch to Bridgewater.Roger Willoughby
William H. G. Kingston
And yet, at every march and countermarch in the drill of duty, he was aware of her.A Singular Life
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Our countermarch had lengthened the day's journey to twenty-two miles.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V2
Jacob Dolson Cox
I was unwilling to fight, and knew that to countermarch would be ruinous.History of Morgan's Cavalry
Basil W. Duke
- mainly military
- to march or cause to march back along the same route
- to change the order of soldiers during a march
- the act or instance of countermarching
- a reversal of method, conduct, etc
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