[ noun koun-ter-chek; verb koun-ter-chek ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌtʃɛk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈtʃɛk /


a check that opposes or restrains.
a check controlling or confirming another check.

verb (used with object)

to oppose or restrain (a tendency, force, trend, etc.) by contrary action.
to control or confirm by a second check.

Origin of countercheck

First recorded in 1550–60; counter- + check1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for countercheck


noun (ˈkaʊntəˌtʃɛk)

a check or restraint, esp one that acts in opposition to another
a restraint that reinforces another restraint
a double check, as for accuracy

verb (ˌkaʊntəˈtʃɛk) (tr)

to oppose by counteraction
to control or restrain by a second check
to double-check
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