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 This crafty design feature allows for more prep space on the countertop without sacrificing oven space inside the unit. Laura Denby, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Compact Kitchen Gadgets to Save Space and Elevate Your Cooking," 21 Apr. 2021 Instead of trying to find spare space on the countertop, the Smart Stick can be stored in a kitchen drawer. Allen Foster,, "Cuisinart review: How does this two-speed hand blender perform?," 10 Apr. 2021 The slash of lime green on the countertop subtly reflects the greenery outside. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Danielle Fennoy Rescues a Home from Its Bad 1980s Look With an Open Floor Plan and Strategic Use of Color," 8 Apr. 2021 One end looks almost traditional with its waterfall countertop; the other is a cutout of concrete that juts toward a wall of glass. Lauren Beale, Forbes, "An $11.7 Million Homage To Nature Above Sydney‘s Castle Cove," 11 Apr. 2021 Plus, chances were high that any new countertop appliance would soon join my junk-cabinet graveyard of George Foreman grills, bullet juicers, electric griddles and Tupperware. Washington Post, "I was an air fryer skeptic, but now it’s the only thing that gets me excited about pandemic cooking," 21 Dec. 2020 To do the same, use a silicone adhesive to glue tiles to the countertop and let dry according to adhesive package instructions. Chelsea Evers, Better Homes & Gardens, "Transport Your Kitchen with These Tips for Creating a Provincial Pantry," 2 Apr. 2021 Place tortillas on a countertop and fill the center of each one with the chicken mixture. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Baja chicken wrap provides quick meal with little prep," 26 Mar. 2021 Stacks of scrap paper and pens on the countertop and the tables let customers request their favourite songs. The Economist, "Exit music The rise and charms of LP bars in South Korea," 20 Feb. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Countertop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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