counteroffensive(redirected from counteroffensives)
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A large-scale counterattack by an armed force, intended to stop an enemy offensive.
(Military) a series of attacks by a defending force against an attacking enemy
coun•ter•of•fen•sive(ˌkaʊn tər əˈfɛn sɪv, ˈkaʊn tər əˌfɛn-)
an attack by an army against an attacking enemy force.
A large scale offensive undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from the attacking force. See also counterattack.