Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

prebuttal

noun
     
pre‧but‧tal [countable]
a statement that a politician makes saying that a criticism of them is false or unfair, before the criticism has been made [↪ rebuttal]:
Wiggins issued a prebuttal against his opponent's speech, even before the text was delivered to reporters.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary