Countermarch

Definition of Countermarch

Coun`ter`march´   Pronunciation: koun`t?r-m?rch´
v. i.1.(Mil.) To march back, or to march in reversed order.
[imp. & p. p. Countermarched (-m?rcht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Countermarching.]
The two armies marched and countermarched, drew near and receded.
- Macaulay.
n.1.A marching back; retrocession.
2.(Mil.) An evolution by which a body of troops change front or reverse the direction of march while retaining the same men in the front rank; also, a movement by which the rear rank becomes the front one, either with or without changing the right to the left.
3.A change of measures; alteration of conduct.
Such countermarches and retractions as we do not willingly impute to wisdom.
- T. Burnet.

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