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counter- +‎ blast



counterblast (plural counterblasts)

  1. A work that strongly refutes or criticises another.
    • 1950 August, “Main-Line Trains at Broad Street”, in Railway Magazine, page 505:
      This four-coach train, which included a restaurant car and typewriting facilities, ran between Broad Street [London], Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and was put on in February, 1910, as a counterblast to the improved service to Birmingham which the G.W.R. was to introduce with the opening of the shortened route via Bicester.