follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

countermark

[n. koun-ter-mahrk; v. koun-ter-mahrk] /n. ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrk; v. ˌkaʊn tərˈmɑrk/
noun
1.
Also called counterstamp. a sign or device stamped on a coin after its minting.
verb (used with object)
2.
to stamp (a coin) with a countermark; counterstamp.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; (noun) < Middle French contremarque, equivalent to contre counter- + marque mark1; (v.) < Middle French contremarquer, derivative of contremarque
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for countermark

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for counter

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends