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

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The app offers tips for painting, woodworking, caulking and even trickier tasks like installing cabinets and countertops. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 Food scraps and trimmings left over from preparing meals are saved in a small, lidded tub or bucket that’s kept on the countertop. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Compost," 4 Jan. 2019 Photo: Vanessa Berberian for The Wall Street Journal More from Mansion The kitchen cabinets and countertops are made from dark wenge hardwood, and its floor is tiled in a herringbone pattern of black bricks. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Building a Home Over the Office to Achieve Work-Life Balance," 20 Nov. 2018 This rids them of feathers and less-mentionables but also of a protective coating that keeps them safe and sound and bacterially immune on the countertop. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Why Pastured Eggs Are the Perfect Food," 13 Sep. 2018 Interiors include open layouts, vaulted and 9-foot ceilings, finished two-car garages, solid-surface countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, white painted millwork and engineered wood flooring. Landed Gentry Homes And Communities, The Seattle Times, "Free Tulip Festival passes available with model tour," 11 Apr. 2019 The best feature of my kitchen is: the long wooden countertop a local craftsman made. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "The Art of Eating Simply," 21 Feb. 2019 The oak countertop on the VADHOLMA island adds warmth, while the black and white color scheme keeps things modern. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Your Style," 11 Feb. 2019 The shops feature curvy, soft pink furniture and white marble countertops. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The push to make Botox as common as getting a blowout," 12 Sep. 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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