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Meaning of COUNTERMARK

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Coun"ter*mark`\ (-m?rk`), n.
    1. A mark or token added to those already existing, in order
       to afford security or proof; as, an additional or special
       mark put upon a package of goods belonging to several
       persons, that it may not be opened except in the presence
       of all; a mark added to that of an artificer of gold or
       silver work by the Goldsmiths' Company of London, to
       attest the standard quality of the gold or silver; a mark
       added to an ancient coin or medal, to show either its
       change of value or that it was taken from an enemy.
    
    2. (Far.) An artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses
       that have outgrown their natural mark, to disguise their
       age.
    
    
  2. \Coun`ter*mark"\ (koun`t[~e]r*m[aum]rk"), v. t.
    To apply a countermark to; as, to countermark silverware; to
    countermark a horse's teeth.
    
    
 

 

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