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Definition of "counterfoil" []

  • The part of a check or other commercial paper retained by the issuer as a record of a transaction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "counterfoil" in a sentence
  • "The key "Swiftboater" John O'Neill had first been used as a 'counterfoil' to John Kerry by Richard Nixon."
  • "On his return from Vietnam O'Neill was tapped by the Nixon Administration to act, in the words of Chuck Colson, as a "counterfoil" to Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War."
  • "John O'Neill had first been used as a 'counterfoil' to John Kerry by Richard Nixon. running an operation to jam Democratic Party phones during the 2002 election in New Hampshire? robocalls in Virginia."