coun·​ter·​top | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtäp \

Definition of countertop

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

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The designer then suggested a countertop and backsplash of yellow ceramic tiles with black trim made by American Olean. Katerina Ang, WSJ, "The Return of the Luxurious Retro Kitchen," 12 Sep. 2018 Wood finishes on the ceiling, walls, and doors can be done in pine or cedar, and a small kitchenette features a bamboo countertop and sink. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Boho-chic, fully converted camper van is $35K," 10 Sep. 2018 The cooking space showcases Caesarstone countertops and backsplash, custom wood cabinetry, brushed brass hardware and stainless steel appliances, according to the listing. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Daphne Oz Is Selling Her Manhattan Apartment For $2.5 Million," 14 Oct. 2016 Thank Pinterest, thank Joanna Gaines, thank marble madness overload—but concrete countertops have taken over farmhouses in the past few years. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Concrete Countertops: Is the Home Trend All It's Cracked up to Be?," 12 Dec. 2018 Jonathan Adler's graphic prop adorns any countertop, and doubles as a delightful (and colorful) conversation starter on the next unforeseen house tour. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The 11 Best Beauty Gifts for Your Thanksgiving Host," 20 Nov. 2018 The Bar will feature rose gold and stone countertops with custom wood cabinetry and antique mirrored backsplash. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "The Houstonian to get new restaurant, Tribute, and new bar in major makeover," 5 July 2018 Chris Brugnola’s Canton kitchen is rather inconspicuous; its exposed brick wall and granite countertops hardly give away his secrets. Anna Muckerman,, "'Junk food is a language that everyone understands' — meet the Baltimore man behind Junk Banter blog," 20 June 2018 Visitors can also go home with sample swatches of chosen vanity and countertop colors to help them match paint, tile or other accessories. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Renovation vacation: Plan a trip, and a kitchen remodel," 8 June 2018

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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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