Definitions

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

  • 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.
  • To roll in the opposite direction: as, to roll and counter-roll.

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Examples

  • 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 Kentons

  • 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.

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