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counter +‎ caster


countercaster (plural countercasters)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word, derogatory) A caster of accounts; a reckoner; a bookkeeper.
    • c. 1603, Othello, by Shakespeare, Act I Scene I
      This countercaster, / He, in good time, must his lieutenant be, / And I (God) bless the mark! his Moorship's ancient.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for countercaster in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)