butcher block

noun

Definition of butcher block 

: a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood

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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 Available in five different finishes -- butcher block, reclaimed wood, dark wood, white and black -- this piece is attractively designed to look great and function smoothly within your home or office. Anna Hecht, CNN Underscored, "This stylish standing desk could revolutionize your work routine," 11 June 2018 There are the kitchen’s butcher block counters as well, carefully curated with classic appliances that Offaim allows himself, including a juicer, a massive sandwich maker for the kids, his beloved Arkstrom mixer and Faema E61 espresso machine. Jessica Steinberg, Bon Appetit, "The Well-Crafted Kitchen: Inside an Israeli Chef’s Stunning Farmhouse and Garden," 8 June 2018 However, Eberhardt is keeping the grocery's former butcher block. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A grocery store on Milwaukee's east side closed in 1989. It's now being converted to high-end apartments.," 1 June 2018 Past the dining room is the butcher block kitchen, which sports a double oven, island with gas cooktop, and a big arched alcove with sink and open shelving. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Bungalows in Needham and Weston," 18 May 2018 The living room also accommodates a giant wood-slab dining table, sourced by Curtiss and coated in butcher block oil. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "A midcentury kit house becomes weekend getaway for two families," 14 May 2018 Ikea butcher block by the range, stained dark to look older, and honed Belgian bluestone by the sink. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "How Designer Mary Jo Bochner Updated a 100-Year-Old Kitchen," 1 Apr. 2012

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First Known Use of butcher block

1944, in the meaning defined above

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