counter-style

adjective

coun·​ter-style ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce counter-style (audio)
1
: having, relating to, or being a system of restaurant service in which customers order food at a counter or register
… has counter-style ordering, so patrons order at the register and are given a number to display at their seats before the food arrives. Alisa Hauser
2
: having, relating to, or being a style of restaurant seating in which customers sit at a counter rather than at tables
casual counter-style seating

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of counter-style was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Counter-style.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counter-style. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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