countercheck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v countercheck check a second time
    • v countercheck oppose or check by a counteraction
    • n countercheck something that checks the correctness of a previous check
    • n countercheck a check that restrains another check
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Countercheck A check; a stop; a rebuke, or censure to check a reprover.
    • Countercheck Any force or device designed to restrain another restraining force; a check upon a check. "The system of checks and counterchecks ."
    • v. t Countercheck To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • countercheck To oppose or frustrate by some obstacle; check.
    • n countercheck Counteraction of a check; a cheek matching a check.
    • n countercheck In pianoforte-making, a projection from the hammer-butt that engages with the check. See cut under pianoforte. Also called bumper.
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Usage

In literature:

The countercheck was effectual, and from her position of vantage the lady fired her first shot.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Again I countercheck it.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
He must countercheck this desperate creature's movements.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
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