coun·​ter·​top | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtäp How to pronounce countertop (audio) \

Definition of countertop

: the flat working surface on top of waist-level kitchen cabinets

Examples of countertop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Invisacook has an induction offering where pots can be cooked directly on a countertop that’s made of granite or porcelain, meaning the stove seamlessly blends into the kitchen. Abigail Stone, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Aug. 2022 This converted garage packs in plenty of conveniences, including a kitchenette with a long countertop that doubles as a serving space during gatherings. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Aug. 2022 Designed by Palmer Weiss, the kitchen has backsplash tiles by Exquisite Surfaces and a Caesarstone countertop. Sofia Quintero, ELLE Decor, 3 Aug. 2022 The kitchen has hardwood flooring and a quartz countertop that loops into the dining room. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2022 To add cooking capabilities, roll up the grill alongside the bar and use the countertop to keep ingredients and cooking utensils close at hand. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 July 2022 And nothing brings all of that together like this giant quartzite countertop. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 28 July 2022 The island is constructed from rubberwood and features a stainless steel countertop. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 27 July 2022 Place the phone on a cool countertop, or something like it. Chris Velazco, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of countertop

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for countertop

counter entry 1 + top entry 1

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The first known use of countertop was in 1897

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16 Aug 2022

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“Countertop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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