counterstroke

[koun-ter-strohk]
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Origin of counterstroke

First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + stroke1
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Historical Examples of counterstroke

  • And if you suggest a fault, its panegyrists are always ready with a counterstroke.

    American Sketches

    Charles Whibley

  • Late that evening Frank advised his paper of a counterstroke.

    Port O' Gold

    Louis John Stellman

  • We must make of his every attempt an opportunity for a counterstroke.

  • Yet the settlers felt much safer when they learned that the redoubtable George Rogers Clark intended a counterstroke.

    The Border Watch

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Stroke and counterstroke and parry of rapiers and lightning-like motion glinted in the air.

    Orphans of the Storm

    Henry MacMahon