[ koun-ter-turn ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌtɜrn /


a turn in an opposing or contrary direction.
an unexpected twist or turn of events in the plot of a story, play, or the like.

Origin of counterturn

First recorded in 1580–90; counter- + turn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019