Meaning of riposte

ri•poste

Pronunciation: (ri-pōst'), [key]
— n., v., -post•ed, -post•ing.
—n.
  1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
  2. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.
—v.i.
  1. to make a riposte.
  2. to reply or retaliate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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