from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A duplicate roll (record or account) kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To roll in the opposite direction: as, to roll and counter-roll.
- n. In old English law, a counterpart or copy of the rolls relating to appeals, inquests, etc., kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
He had not fully formulated his reproach when the ship righted herself with a counter-roll and plunge, and they were swung staggering back together against the bulkhead.
The circumferential grooves on the carbide ring together with the ring grooves on the counter-roll are the profile of the roll product, called the calibre.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.