butcher block


Definition of butcher block

: a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood

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butcher-block adjective

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The following features were mentioned in listings for less than 9 percent of the houses selling above list price: interior barn doors, smart thermostats, butcher block counters, farmhouse sinks and smart lighting. Lew Sichelman, courant.com, "Housing Scene: Odd parcels: Stay or go, LIBOR, barn doors," 5 July 2019 Aesthetically, the van looks like a cozy cabin on wheels, with cedar ceiling, butcher block countertops, and black TPO coin flooring. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Custom camper van is a cozy cabin-on-the-go," 2 July 2019 Note the butcher block bar top, built as an homage. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin loves beer so much that even the smallest towns have breweries," 12 June 2019 End-grain counters (aka butcher block) have relatively short, square sticks of wood that are joined together with the tough end grain facing up. Joe Lindsey, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Countertop Materials," 9 May 2019 It also should be used with a countertop made of a solid material like quartz (as opposed to butcher block or laminate) because the edge of the counter needs to be waterproof. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Sinks," 11 Feb. 2019 Quartz comes in around $55 per square foot, concrete at $70, and butcher block at $55. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Here's How Much Granite Countertops Will Actually Cost You," 14 Nov. 2018 The updated kitchen has butcher block counters and stainless appliances, with sliders out to another deck in back. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Homes built centuries apart in Upton," 22 June 2018 There's butcher block by the refrigerator, and soapstone runs the length of the wall under the windows. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Kitchen Designer Mick De Giulio on Renovating a Barn," 1 Sep. 2011

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First Known Use of butcher block

1944, in the meaning defined above

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