Counterstroke \Coun"ter*stroke`\ (-str?k`), n. A stroke or blow in return. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • counterstroke — index counterattack, reprisal, retribution, revenge Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • counterstroke — /kown teuhr strohk /, n. 1. a stroke or blow given in return. 2. Med. contrecoup. [1590 1600; COUNTER + STROKE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterstroke — Synonyms and related words: backfire, boomerang, comeback, counter, counterattack, counterblast, counterblow, counterfire, counterinsurgency, countermeasure, counterrevolution, counterstep, defense, exchange, give and take, interchange,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • counterstroke — n. return hit, stroke given in return, retaliatory stroke …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterstroke — noun an attack carried out in retaliation …   English new terms dictionary

  • counterstroke — coun·ter·stroke …   English syllables

  • counterstroke — /ˈkaʊntəstroʊk/ (say kowntuhstrohk) noun an opposing stroke …   Australian English dictionary

  • counterstroke — n. a blow given in return for another …   Useful english dictionary

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  • World War II — the war between the Axis and the Allies, beginning on September 1, 1939, with the German invasion of Poland and ending with the surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945, and of Japan on August 14, 1945. Abbr.: WWII * * * or Second World War (1939–45)… …   Universalium

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