Coun`ter*march" (koun`t?r-m?rch"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Countermarched (-m?rcht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Countermarching.] Mil.

To march back, or to march in reversed order.

The two armies marched and countermarched, drew near and receded. Macaulay.

 

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Coun"ter*march` (koun"t?r-m?rch`), 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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