lunch counter


Definition of lunch counter

1 : a long counter at which lunches are sold

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But the events in Durham proved a harbinger of higher-profile sit-ins, most notably the one that began Feb. 1, 1960, at a segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Bart Barnes, Washington Post, "Douglas Moore, provocative presence in civil rights and D.C. politics, dies at 91," 4 Sep. 2019 Burlington At this local landmark, belly up to a classic lunch counter for its famous Texas Dog topped with yellow mustard, homemade chili and chopped red onions. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer,, "The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 17 July 2019 Reporters play along, because a trip to a lunch counter in Davenport makes a quaint, grass-roots story, while a visit to a similar spot in Philadelphia would be a crashing bore. Peter Funt, WSJ, "Retail Politics, Cheaper Than Wholesale," 24 June 2019 Elsewhere around the country attempts to desegregate lunch counters were inciting riots. Elaine Ayala,, "Tourists flock to corner across the Alamo and fail to see the history there," 30 July 2019 Owned and operated by a warm, earth mother type named Rebecca Raspberry, who worked for 14 years at House of Ghandi, her father’s health food store in Chicago, Vibrations feels like equal parts lunch counter and social center. New York Times, "Welcome to America’s Newest National Park. Don’t Mind the Power Plant.," 17 July 2019 Since the lunch counter is a sentimental favorite for many Cincinnatians, there was a pretty big reaction in conversations about it both on and offline. Polly Campbell,, "Hathaway's: You know it's still open, right? And patty melts haven't gone away," 20 June 2019 Edge became a fan of the tortas at the lunch counter at the Hispanic Sav/Way grocery on Central Avenue. John Bordsen, Dallas News, "A surprising choice for global cuisine: Charlotte," 25 June 2019 Nashville made history by becoming the first city in the South to integrate its lunch counters. USA TODAY, "Nashville and the Destiny of Dissent," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lunch counter

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a long counter at which lunches are sold

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