What does the word counterpart mean?

Usage examples for counterpart

  1. It was a strange scene in that darkened room, with the one broad band of light shining in through the half- drawn curtain, falling upon that haggard and ghastly face gazing at its counterpart, each displaying a haunted look of horror- a dread so terrible that it explained North's next action, which was to let fall decanter and glass with a crash upon the floor, before slowly backing away right to the furthest portion of the room, where he stood against the wall, panting heavily. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  2. Let the memory of the King whose life you saved trouble you no more,- except when you look upon his better counterpart! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  3. A fleet whose counterpart had never entered the Solar System. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell