[koun-ter-uh-fen-siv, koun-ter-uh-fen-]

noun Military.

an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force.

Origin of counteroffensive

First recorded in 1915–20; counter- + offensive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy
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