Countermark 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Far.) An artificial cavity made in the teeth of horses that have outgrown their natural mark, to disguise their age. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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