- a quilt or coverlet for a bed; bedspread.
Origin of counterpane
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Examples from the Web for counterpane
Mrs Lupin and the young lady gazed in silence at the counterpane.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
This mark on the counterpane appears to bear out that theory.The Film of Fear
The white night-dress was by the bedside, the night-cap was buried in the counterpane.
A disregarded doll lay with inverted head on the counterpane.
She twisted the fringe of the counterpane in her slender, white fingers, and she did not look at him.Quin
Alice Hegan Rice
- another word for bedspread
C17: from obsolete counterpoint (influenced by pane coverlet), changed from Old French coutepointe quilt, from Medieval Latin culcita puncta quilted mattress
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Word Origin and History for counterpane
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