Definitions for: Counterpane

[n] decorative cover for a bed

Webster (1913) Definition: Coun"ter*pane` (koun"t?r-p?n`), n. [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.

Coun"ter*pane`, n. [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.

Synonyms: bed cover, bed covering, bedcover, bedspread, spread

See Also: bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding, coverlet, quilted bedspread

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