Etymology
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countermarch (n.)

"a march back along the same path or in an opposite direction," 1590s, from French contre-marche; see counter- + march (n.1). As a verb from 1640s. Related: Countermarched; countermarching.

updated on April 17, 2018

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Definitions of countermarch from WordNet
1
countermarch (v.)
march back along the same way;
countermarch (v.)
change the order of soldiers during a march;
2
countermarch (n.)
(military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.