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A countering attack or blow, especially one delivered by a boxer.
intr.v. coun·ter·punched, coun·ter·punch·ing, coun·ter·punch·es
To deliver a counterpunch.

coun′ter·punch′er n.


(Boxing) a boxer who waits for an opponent to attack before punching
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