counterblow


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

coun·ter·blow

 (koun′tər-blō′)
n.
A blow delivered in return.

counterblow

(ˈkaʊntəˌbləʊ)
n
a retaliatory blow

coun•ter•blow

(ˈkaʊn tərˌbloʊ)

n.
a blow given in return or retaliation, as in boxing. Also called counterpunch.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterblow - a return blow; a retaliatory blow
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"

counterblow

noun
The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
Translations

counterblow

[ˈkaʊntəbləʊ] Ncontragolpe m
References in periodicals archive ?
Impact injury and counterblow are the main reasons to the injury of Labbe vein, which consequently leads to serious traumatic cerebral infarction and bad prognosis.
Meanwhile, the French Army would have time to mobilize and strike a decisive counterblow.
But as a counterblow, the Tsvangirai faction convened a national council meeting (there are arguments as to the numbers of those attending rival councils) and resolved to expel Secretary General Tendai Biti and 10 MPs.
Three activists of the Counterblow Opposition Group were taken to the Police Office on Nork Marash
3 million contract to supply castings for one of the world s largest counterblow hammer presses.
6) From assertion and counterassertion it is a small step to blow and counterblow.
It was to be a year characterized ultimately by a crippling counterblow to Tehran's plans - with nary a peep from the media.
Our military and people will wield the iron hammer of a merciless counterblow," the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.
Counter flow or near counterblow heat exchanger are required for both the condenser and evaporator to achieve benefits from nonazeotropic mixtures
eIN eIuIf they attack Iran, then Iran will make a counterblow on AF bases.
The first blow is despicable, the second predictable as a counterblow, the third inescapable, and, once the cycle of violence is established, the issue of who made the first move becomes moot.
In April 1938 Commander of the Kriegsmarine Raeder recommended to maintain Estonia's and Finland's neutrality for the present and give a counterblow only when the enemy (the Soviet Union) would violate the neutrality.