Definition of Counteroffensive

1. Noun. A large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force.

Generic synonyms: Offence, Offense, Offensive



Definition of Counteroffensive

1. Noun. An attack made in response to a previous offensive, and intended to stop it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counteroffensive

countermoving
countermure
countermured
countermures
countermuring
countermyth
countermyths
counternarcotics
counternarrative
counternarratives
counternatural
counternotice
counternotices
counternotification
counternotifications
counteroffensive (current term)
counteroffensives
counteroffer
counteroffered
counteroffering
counteroffers
counteropening
counteroperation
counteroperations
counterorder
counterordered
counterordering
counterorders
counterpane
counterpaned

Literary usage of Counteroffensive

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1. Papuan Campaign: The Buna-Sanananda Operation: 16 Nov. 1942-23 Jan. 1943 by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"Beginning of the Allied counteroffensive (Map No., page j) On and July a Japanese ... counteroffensive."

2. Essays on Strategy edited by Thomas C. Gill (1996)
"proposed counteroffensive doctrine has elicited substantial criticism, including the view that it simply cannot be done. It is argued that without additions ..."

3. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1920)
"The result of this counteroffensive was of decisive importance. ... Other American divisions participated in the Marne counteroffensive. ..."

4. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"However, as the Italian counteroffensive in the Trentino progressed, there developed ... And as the Austrian resistance against the Italian counteroffensive ..."

5. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"The counteroffensive reached its zenith on May 27, 1915, ... To the south of the town the Russian counteroffensive tried to outflank the Austrian troops ..."

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