counterpane

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Counterpane \Coun"ter*pane'\ (koun"t?r-p?n'), noun [See {Counterpoint}, corrupted into counterpane, from the employment of pane-shaped figures in these coverlets. ] A coverlet for a bed, -- originally stitched or woven in squares or figures.

On which a tissue counterpane was cast. --Drayton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Counterpane \Coun"ter*pane'\, noun [OF. contrepan a pledge, security; contre + pan a skirt, also, a pawn or gage, F. pan a skirt. See {Pane}, and cf. {Pawn}.] (O. Law) A duplicate part or copy of an indenture, deed, etc., corresponding with the original; -- now called counterpart.

Read, scribe; give me the counterpane. --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

counterpane

noun

1: decorative cover for a bed [syn: {bedspread}, {bedcover}, {bed cover}, {bed covering}, {counterpane}, {spread}]


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