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counterturn

[koun-ter-turn]
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noun
  1. a turn in an opposing or contrary direction.
  2. an unexpected twist or turn of events in the plot of a story, play, or the like.
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Origin of counterturn

First recorded in 1580–90; counter- + turn
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