lunch counter

noun

Definition of lunch counter

1 : a long counter at which lunches are sold

Examples of lunch counter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crispy tostadas topped with stewed lamb and crunchy lettuce, oozy enchiladas with the requisite rice and beans, and all the other delicious-looking Mexican dishes on the lunch counter’s Instagram feed. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Eating at This Denver Food Incubator Is Like Winning the Lunch Lottery," 8 Nov. 2019 The building once housed one of several local lunch counters that peacefully integrated in 1960. San Antonio Express-News, "'That's my blood': Stunned to learn of King Jay's death, San Antonio man says baby is his son," 3 Jan. 2012 Rice was a member of the Richmond 34, a group of black Virginia Union University students arrested in 1960 for a sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter at Thalhimers department store. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Virginia looks at scrapping defunct, racist laws still on the books," 5 Dec. 2019 On February 1, 1960, four freshman African American students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College began a sit-in at the whites-only lunch counter of a Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Wolff delivers fresh reminders of how political power works," 16 Nov. 2019 The sight of Steve’s lunch, a down-home, old-school lunch counter, is a calming one for regulars of the old Cross Street Market who may feel dazed and confused by the bright and gleaming market. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "12 things to try at Baltimore’s revamped Cross Street Market," 8 Oct. 2019 The lunch counter-style eatery is just the latest representation of Latin youth taking the reins of entrepreneurship in Clark-Fulton. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "FreshWater Cleveland’s La Villa Hispana ‘On the Ground’ series: Nutrition, public safety, education, more," 22 Aug. 2019 After months of protests throughout North Carolina chronicled in the national news, Woolworth opened its lunch counter to all customers — and made the sit-in a primary tactic of the civil rights movement. Bart Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, "Douglas Moore, provocative presence in civil rights, dies at 91," 5 Sep. 2019 After months of protests throughout North Carolina chronicled in the national news, Woolworth opened its lunch counter to all customers — and made the sit-in a primary tactic of the civil rights movement. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Douglas Moore, provocative presence in civil rights and D.C. politics, dies at 91," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lunch counter

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lunch counter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunch%20counter. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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lunch counter

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: a long counter at which lunches are sold

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