butcher block


: a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwood
butcher-block adjective

Examples of butcher block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To my left on a butcher block cart, the mise en place for savory rice pudding sits neatly. Eddie Lin, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 Butcher block Whether your butcher block counter is finished with urethane or a natural oil or wax, stay away from harsh chemicals when cleaning it, says Paul Timmins, president of Baltimore Fallen Lumber. Maya Pottiger, Washington Post, 24 May 2023 Think unfinished wood beams, but a modern cabinets and rustic butcher blocks paired with sleek marble surfaces (and don't underestimate the possibilities of a second sink). Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 19 Apr. 2023 Expanded and remodeled in 2013, the house features a butterfly roofline, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, an open kitchen with Wolf stove and butcher block and marble counters, a dining area with sliders to a covered deck, and two primary suites with steam showers and soaker tubs. The Week, 4 Sep. 2022 For a cozy farmhouse look, layer a white kitchen with warm woods (think butcher block countertops, a wood vent hood, or reclaimed ceiling beams) and vintage collections and accessories. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, 10 May 2023 Pair a butcher block island countertop with a modern marble stone on the surrounding cabinets, as seen in this airy space by April Tomlin. Upgrade Your Ceiling Bring warmth and natural texture to your modern farmhouse kitchen by accenting the ceiling with stained wood planks. Alyssa Longobucco, House Beautiful, 19 Apr. 2023 There’s a 15-foot-tall climbing wall in the gym and the kitchen has a butcher block island counter made from 10,000 individual wood cubes. Jeastman, oregonlive, 7 July 2023 The kitchen was also updated to be both functional and stylish, with a butcher block island and a contrasting black and white palette. Sarah Yang, Sunset Magazine, 31 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butcher block was in 1944

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“Butcher block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butcher%20block. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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