noun Etymology: 1counter + 1top Date: 1897 the flat working surface on top of waist-level kitchen cabinets

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  • countertop — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)tɒp[/t]] countertops N COUNT A countertop is a flat surface in a kitchen which is easily cleaned and on which you can prepare food. [AM] (in BRIT, use , work surface) …   English dictionary

  • countertop — noun The surface atop a counter …   Wiktionary

  • countertop — coun|ter|top [ kauntər,tap ] noun count AMERICAN the surface of a COUNTER in a kitchen …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • countertop — n. surface in a kitchen that is used for preparing food and storing small appliances (coffee maker, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • countertop — count•er•top [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌtɒp[/t]] n. cvb the flat, horizontal working surface of a counter, as in a kitchen • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

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