lunch counter


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 Perhaps one of the most notable is the Greensboro Four: four students from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) who staged a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Airielle Lowe, CNN, 31 May 2022 Civil rights activists 59 years ago photographed staging a sit-in to protest segregation at Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 28 May 2022 Since their debut in 1944, this lunch counter and grocery store crossover has been a staple of Galveston’s culinary scene. Adrianne Reece, Chron, 12 May 2022 The restaurant’s named for the pioneering businessman who ran a cigar shop and lunch counter in the same space many years ago. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 On Thursday morning, the first person at the lunch counter ordered 30 sandwiches. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021 Sitting at a lunch counter, Tércia is trying to ignore the ranting of a homeless man behind her. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 20 Jan. 2022 Murray also spearheaded an effort to desegregate restaurants in Washington, D.C., in 1943 – 17 years before the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 1 Oct. 2021 In Bakersfield: Architectural studio Page & Turnbull is working on resuscitating the last Woolworth lunch counter. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of lunch counter

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Jun 2022

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“Lunch counter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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