countercheck

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noun (1)

coun·​ter·​check ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌchek How to pronounce countercheck (audio)
: a check or restraint often operating against something that is itself a check

countercheck

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verb

counterchecked; counterchecking; counterchecks

transitive verb

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: to check a second time for verification

counter check

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noun (2)

: a check obtainable at a bank usually to be cashed only at the bank by the drawer

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1584, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countercheck was in 1579

Dictionary Entries Near countercheck

counter check

countercheck

counterclaim

Cite this Entry

“Countercheck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countercheck. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

counter check

noun
: a blank check available at a bank and usually to be cashed only at the bank by the person writing the check
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