countermarch

[ noun koun-ter-mahrch; verb koun-ter-mahrch, koun-ter-mahrch ]

noun
  1. a march back over the same ground.

  2. a complete reversal of conduct or measures.

verb (used without object)
  1. to execute a countermarch.

verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to countermarch.

Origin of countermarch

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + march1

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British Dictionary definitions for countermarch

countermarch

/ (ˈkaʊntəˌmɑːtʃ) /


verb
  1. mainly military

    • to march or cause to march back along the same route

    • to change the order of soldiers during a march

noun
  1. the act or instance of countermarching

  2. a reversal of method, conduct, etc

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