1. A coverlet; a cover for a bed, stitched or woven in squares; written corruptly counterpane.
2. In music, counterpoint is when the musical characters by which the notes in each part are signified, are placed in such a manner, each with respect to each, as to show how the parts answer one to another. Hence counterpoint in composition is the art of combining and modulating consonant sounds.
3. An opposite point.