n.1.(Man.) The resistance of a horse, that interrupts his cadence and the measure of his manege, occasioned by a bad horseman, or the bad temper of the horse.
2.Resistance; opposition.
Give not shus the countertime to fate.
- Dryden.
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If somebody attempted to execute a stop-hit--"tempo"--and his opponent counteracted it by a stop-hit with opposition, it was called "tempo contra tempo"--the origin of contemporary countertime, understood as an action against a counterattack.