butcher block


Definition of butcher block

: a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood

Other Words from butcher block

butcher-block adjective

Examples of butcher block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Purchasing a small butcher block island will create a similar effect. Julie Campbell, House Beautiful, 5 July 2022 Designer Barrett Cooke revitalized the formerly dark, dreary—and frankly, dysfunctional kitchen by reworking the layout and adding a walnut butcher block island with ample storage, durable walnut cabinetry, and high-end appliances. Ann Abel, House Beautiful, 7 June 2022 The butcher block countertops in this kitchen designed by Leanne Ford are from IKEA. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 The solid 2x4 wood throughout, in-unit laundry, butcher block countertops and yard space are just some of the elements drawing so many customers to her listing, Rosas said. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Mar. 2022 Of the more than one in five renovating homeowners who select an island countertop material as a contrast from their primary countertops, more than one-third choose butcher block or wood slab. oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2022 If your butcher block has developed a rough surface, lightly sand it with a fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away any dust. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Jan. 2022 The kitchen is separated from the living room with a stone arch and features maple cabinets and butcher block countertops. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 22 Dec. 2021 The center section is anchored by an open kitchen that puts a custom La Cornue range front and center along with a butcher block counter that will eventually be used for cooking classes. Lia Picard, Robb Report, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of butcher block

1944, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2022

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“Butcher block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20block. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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