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Second strike (German)

Part of speech: noun, (male)

Hyphenation:
Second | hit, Plural: Second | hits
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [ˈʦvaɪ̯tˌʃlaːk], Plural: [ˈʦvaɪ̯tˌʃlɛːɡə]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Military: the retaliatory strike following a nuclear attack, which is carried out with weapons that in principle cannot be eliminated by the first nuclear attack due to their stationing or mobility
Origin of the term:
Determinative compound from the bound lexeme second and the noun Blow
Translation of the English military term "second strike"
Synonyms:
1) retaliatory strike
Opposite words:
1) First strike
Application examples:
1) The term Second strike stands in the philosophy of the Cold War for a comprehensive retaliatory strike on a nuclear first strike.
1) This country lacks the ability to be a military one Second strike.
Derived words:
1) Second strike capacity
Related terms:
1) Cold war, nuclear strategy
Cases:
Nominative: singular the second strike; Plural the second strikes
Genitive: singular of the second strike (s) s; Plural the second strikes
Dative: singular the second strike; Plural the second blows
Accusative: singular the second strike; Plural the second strikes

Translations

  • English: 1) second strike

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

The 'Arihant' is the weapon for the nuclear Second strike in India . But after an accident ten months ago, the 'Arihant' is paralyzed, reports 'The Hindu'.
stern.de, May 15, 2019

Because the Chinese leadership fears the US could have a nuclear one Second strike to fend off from the Middle Kingdom, armies are also being made here. As with a game of dominoes, this line of argument extends to other states.
Blick Online, October 27, 2018

The Ohio class is supposed to Second strike capacity secure the USA. That means that - should the US be destroyed by nuclear power - these submarines will be in a nuclear one Second strike can still destroy the enemy.
Linke Zeitung, February 9th, 2020

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Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "second strike":

Second strike capacity: ... Meaning of the word / definition: 1) Military: the ability to conduct a (nuclear) second strike Origin of the term: Compound of the nouns second strike and capacity as well as the ...

Second strikes: Part of Speech: Declined form Hyphenation: Second | battered Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [ˈʦvaɪ̯tˌʃlɛːɡə] Grammatical features: Nominative plural of the noun Second strike Genitive plural of the noun Second strike Accusative plural of the noun Second strike

Second blows: Second Strikes (German) Part of Speech: Declined Form Hyphenation: Second | Strikes Grammatical features: Dative plural of the noun Second strike

Retaliatory strike: ... with the joint element -s Synonyms: 1) Counter strike, retaliation, retaliation, second strike Opposite words: 1) First strike, preventive strike General terms: ...

first strike: atomic attack with the aim of destroying the enemy's nuclear weapons in order to avoid a retaliatory strike Opposite words: 1) Second strike Examples of use: 1) “In April 1962 the American Thor and Jupiter nuclear missiles were made operational in Turkey


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