counterpane (plural counterpanes)
- The topmost covering of a bed, often functioning as a blanket; a coverlet.
- 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
- When he had got a light he saw that she had taken away all her things and the baby's .. and all the things on the washing-stand had been broken, a knife had been drawn cross-ways through the seats of the two chairs, the pillow had been slit open, there were large gashes in the sheets and the counterpane, the looking-glass appeared to have been broken with a hammer.
topmost covering of a bed — see bedspread
coverlet — see coverlet