butcher block


Definition of butcher block

: a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood

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Other Words from butcher block

butcher-block adjective

Examples of butcher block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, baking soda also can freshen and deodorize the microwave and butcher block, and is a great scouring powder in the sink and on the counters. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Dishwasher helper," 30 Jan. 2020 Walnut veneer butcher block counters finish a renovated chef’s kitchen that overlooks the rear patio. SFChronicle.com, "Easier commute, higher home prices?How better transit options impacts 3 hot neighborhoods," 24 Jan. 2020 Comfy leather booths, butcher block tables, patios and indoor/outdoor bars are featured at all locations as is a dizzying menu packed with more than cheeseburgers – including a good-size gluten-free section. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Looking for the best sports bar in your neighborhood? Here are 15 around metro Phoenix," 17 Jan. 2020 My own house is about 45 years old and had butcher block counters. James Dulley, Dallas News, "Refinish a countertop to look like real granite," 11 Jan. 2020 Not knowing where his wallet was and fearful of Eide’s agitation level, the resident grabbed a knife from a butcher block and stabbed Eide, the complaint said. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "Man stabbed by resident after allegedly breaking into St. Paul home is charged with burglary, assault," 9 Aug. 2019 On a recent morning, 6-month-old Margo is parked in a baby seat on top of the hulking butcher block, while 4-year-old Josephine can often be found behind the counter at her mother’s feet. Washington Post, "This little butcher shop in rural West Virginia is turning out world-class burgers," 5 Nov. 2019 The gourmet kitchen is designed around gorgeous counters of leathered quartzite and Caesarstone with an additional walnut butcher block. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Luxury new construction in Lafayette’s Happy Valley," 23 Sep. 2019 The architects took cues from the couple’s antique rugs for the color scheme, choosing a garnet-colored Viking range and painting the butcher block-topped island Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Rehabbing an Arts and Crafts-style stunner in Harvard Square," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of butcher block

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butcher block was in 1944

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6 Feb 2020

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“Butcher block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20block. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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