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counterstroke

[ koun-ter-strohk ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌstroʊk /
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noun

a stroke or blow given in return.
Medicine/Medical. contrecoup.

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Origin of counterstroke

First recorded in 1590–1600; counter- + stroke1
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