Dictionary.com

counterfoil

[ koun-ter-foil ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔɪl /
Save This Word!

noun Chiefly British.
a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer and on which a record of the transaction is made; stub.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of counterfoil

First recorded in 1700–10; counter- + foil2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use counterfoil in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for counterfoil

counterfoil
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl) /

noun
British the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transactionAlso called (esp US and Canadian): stub
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK