counterattack

(noun, verb)

noun

1. an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

Similar word(s): countermove

Definition categories: act, attack, onrush, onset, onslaught

2. (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

Similar word(s): counterplay

Definition categories: act, attack

verb

1. make a counterattack

Similar word(s): counterstrike

Definition categories: competition, assail, attack