Definition of countermark in English:


Syllabification: coun·ter·mark
Pronunciation: /ˈkountərˌmärk


chiefly British
  • 1An additional mark placed on something already marked, typically for increased security.
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    • Any earlier coins that show a countermark do not indicate a date when later coins were countermarked.
    • On the other hand, the obverse countermarks show a rather careless placement on the imperial portrait.
    • At our last meeting Richard Baker gave another in his series of talks on countermarks or stamps.
  • 1.1A second watermark.
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    • Such watermarks are common in papers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and they often have a countermark giving the manufacturer's name and/or date.
    • The countermark in the paper of the drypoint The Forge 1871 belongs to the firm De Erven de Blauw c.1822.

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