counterfoil

noun
coun·​ter·​foil | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌfȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce counterfoil (audio) \

Definition of counterfoil

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

First Known Use of counterfoil

1706, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterfoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterfoil. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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counterfoil

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English Language Learners Definition of counterfoil

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

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