- a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing.
Origin of counterblow
Related Words for counterblowretribution, revenge, reprisal, counteraction, reciprocation, counterattack, vengeance, countermove, counteroffensive
Examples from the Web for counterblow
Historical Examples of 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