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English definition of “counter”

counter

noun [C] (OBJECT IN GAME)    /ˈkaʊn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ (US also piece)
C2 a small object used to mark someone's place in some games played on boards Board games - general words
(Definition of counter noun (OBJECT IN GAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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