Meaning of “counterblast” in the English Dictionary

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"counterblast" in British English

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counterblastnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊn.tə.blɑːst/ us /ˈkaʊn.t̬ɚ.blæst/ literary

a forceful reaction to a spoken attack:

The author has since delivered a damning counterblast to her critics.

(Definition of “counterblast” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)