counterfoil

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noun coun·ter·foil \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌfȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of counterfoil

  1. :  a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt

1706

First Known Use of counterfoil

1706


COUNTERFOIL Defined for English Language Learners

counterfoil

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Definition of counterfoil for English Language Learners

  • : the part of a check, ticket, etc., that can be kept as a record when it is torn off


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