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 The newer kitchen is equipped with an island and stone countertops. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Retired NBA pro Shaun Livingston posts Playa del Rey pad," 28 Apr. 2020 These are high-end accommodations, with granite countertops, black walnut floors, high-end linens, bathrooms and small kitchens. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Expanding Mohican Treehouse Resort offers unique overnights in the treetops," 26 Apr. 2020 The kitchen comes with top-of-the-line appliances and two islands with granite countertops. Mackenzie Shuman, azcentral, "Posh Places: $3.5 million Gold Canyon home with up-close view of Superstitions," 14 Dec. 2019 Entertain guests in the spacious living area or cook a meal in the gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops and high-end appliances. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, "246 Strawberry Park Court is your ultimate luxury log cabin estate in Beaver Creek," 12 Dec. 2019 The kitchen, with Cambria quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and double ovens, opens directly into an informal dining space that transitions into a family room, which is connected to one of the home's two sun rooms. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This $745K home is a secluded gem just 15 minutes south of Downtown," 14 June 2019 For example, a cool beige will harmonize with a deep gray countertop, while a cream paint will draw warmth from wood flooring. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Essential Tips for Choosing the Coziest Farmhouse Kitchen Colors," 29 Apr. 2020 The home’s primary kitchen is fully equipped and designed with a white and grey color palette, and a long countertop with seating for five people. Dallas News, "Peek inside this modern five-bedroom Dallas home with two kitchens and a wine room," 3 Apr. 2020 The kid was like a marble countertop with water stains. Lisa Taddeo, Harper's Magazine, "Padua, 1966," 30 Mar. 2020

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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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25 May 2020

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“Countertop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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