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 The tiled eat-in kitchen includes steel and butcher block counters, stainless wall oven, and antique 1920s stove; there’s also a powder room, pantry, and patio out back. BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Victorian stunners from the class of 1895," 8 Apr. 2021 Of those contrasting materials, butcher block or wood slabs earned the top spot at 41%, while granite trailed at just 16%. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Countertops Were the Most Popular Kitchen Renovation Project in 2020, According to Houzz," 24 Mar. 2021 These premium knives housed in a sleek butcher block are crafted from high-grade stainless steel. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best pre-Cyber Monday deals," 29 Nov. 2020 If my son is sitting at the kitchen island next to a butcher block, does that constitute a weapon? Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Maryland mother says school sent police to her home over BB gun on 11-year-old son's wall during virtual class," 12 June 2020 The kitchen has walls and cabinets of pine, counters of terrazzo and butcher block, a farmhouse sink and a Viking stove. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$825,000 Homes in New Jersey, New Mexico and Wyoming," 6 May 2020 George replaced the old flooring with new porcelain tile, painted the cabinets and replaced all the Formica with quartz countertops and walnut butcher block on the island. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Fully Hygge: Couple embraces Danish concept of coziness, comfort in St. Matthews home," 26 Mar. 2020 The idea of a kitchen knife set isn’t new, though some knife manufacturers have come up with new ways to store and display a collection of kitchen knives, though the classic butcher block knife stand is still very popular. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Knife Sets Suited for Any Kitchen," 23 Mar. 2020 The Napiers fully redid the kitchen, which has tall cabinets and butcher block countertops. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy This Renovated House From Home Town," 16 Jan. 2020

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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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19 Apr 2021

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“Butcher block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20block. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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