cutting board


Definition of cutting board 

: a board on which something (such as food or cloth) is placed for cutting

Examples of cutting board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

This means washing your hands before and after handling and avoiding cross-contamination by using only cutting boards designated for raw meat. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Learn to cook with Basically," 19 Mar. 2018 Cleaning chemicals and lighter fluid stored next to cutting boards and above food in storage. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Restaurant with no sneeze guard on salsa bar among this week's violations," 11 July 2018 Snow Peak’s folding cutting board also works as a case for the stainless-steel chef’s knife. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "How to Mix a Delicious Cocktail in the Backcountry," 4 May 2018 Sleeve of saltines, salami, cutting board, ginger ale. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "All the Things We Eat When We're Too Sick to Cook," 7 Mar. 2018 Get ready to cry some happy tears, because onions definitely deserve a spot on your cutting board this summer., "6 Health Benefits of Onions," 22 June 2018 During a fish’s journey from boat to cutting board, that iron and oxygen team up to slice through fat molecules, releasing some of the same pleasantly gamy aromas found in red meat. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Transfer to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Steak and Rye Panzanella," 11 June 2018 That includes things like keeping raw meat separate from fruits and veggies and washing your hands and your cutting board before and after chopping raw produce. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The CDC Finally Gave Us Some Good News About the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak," 17 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cutting board.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of cutting board

1639, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cutting board

Share cutting board

Statistics for cutting board

Last Updated

18 Oct 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cutting board

The first known use of cutting board was in 1639

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cutting board

cutting board


English Language Learners Definition of cutting board

: a wooden or plastic board on which foods (such as meats and vegetables) are cut

More from Merriam-Webster on cutting board

See words that rhyme with cutting board

Comments on cutting board

What made you want to look up cutting board? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!