Middle English Dictionary Entry

cǒuntre n.(1)
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(a) The contrary of something; a remedy; (b) the opposite half of a tally ( = countretaille); (c) ?a circular parry in fencing [cp.OD sb.(5)]; (d) hunt. the direction opposite that taken by the game; (e) mus. a voice, or vocal part, accompanying a plain song; the opposite of the mene 'mean', using the same intervals, but below instead of above the melody.