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counterstroke

[koun-ter-strohk] /ˈkaʊn tərˌstroʊk/
noun
1.
a stroke or blow given in return.
2.
Medicine/Medical, contrecoup.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; counter- + stroke1
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Examples for counterstroke
  • The stroke and counterstroke were carried out without bloodshed.

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