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 kitchen features marble countertops, a breakfast bar and high-end appliances, including a gas grill. Lisa Prevost, New York Times, "House Hunting in … Mexico," 30 May 2018 Toilet seat and handles, and bathroom faucet handles and doorknobs, all had lower counts of bacteria and mold than kitchen sinks, countertops, stove knobs, coffee reservoirs and, most revolting of all, dish sponges. Nick Haslam, Time, "In Defense of Using Your Phone on the Toilet," 12 Apr. 2018 The kitchens at Crossroads Westside Apartments were designed with high-end finishes such as two-tone Shaker cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018 The home also features a gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops and high-end appliances. Shannon Rooney,, "Who needs the ocean? Three Bucks County homes with waterfront views," 29 May 2018 After it was removed, a shallow cabinet and countertop was installed along the entire length of the wall, making room for storage in the process. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "Making the Most of a Tiny Kitchen on a Tiny Budget," 15 May 2018 The updated kitchen features white custom cabinets, quartz countertops and heated floors. Joey Morona,, "Charming lakefront century home for under a $1 million: House of the Week," 11 May 2018 Built in 1900 and designed by architect Alfred Alschuler, the three-story mansion has five baths, three fireplaces, a library, an office, a sunroom and a new eat-in kitchen with Joliet custom cabinets, granite countertops and a butler’s pantry. Bob Goldsborough,, "Kenwood mansion on Barack Obama's block sells for $1.85 million," 24 Apr. 2018 Blue Marmoleum flooring contrasts nicely with tallow-yellow cabinets and granite tile countertops. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Think Sacramento feels like Iowa? They'd agree | The Sacramento Bee," 21 Apr. 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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