lunch counter
noun Date: 1869 1. a long counter at which lunches are sold 2. luncheonette

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lunch counter — lunch .counter n old fashioned a place that serves simple meals for lunch, or a small restaurant that is only open at lunchtime …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lunch counter — A lunch counter is a small restaurant, much like a diner, where the patron sits on a stool on one side of the bar and the server serves from the other side of the bar, where the kitchen is. As the name suggests, they were most widely used for the …   Wikipedia

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  • lunch counter — Synonyms and related words: automat, beanery, bistro, buffet, buvette, cafe, cafeteria, canteen, cantina, chophouse, chuck wagon, coffee shop, coffeehouse, coffeeroom, cookhouse, cookshack, cookshop, diner, dining hall, dining room, dog wagon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lunch counter — lunch′ count er n. 1) cvb a counter, as in a store or restaurant, where light meals and snacks are served 2) cvb a luncheonette • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • lunch counter — 1. a counter, as in a store or restaurant, where light meals and snacks are served or are sold to be taken out. 2. a luncheonette. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • counter — I. noun Etymology: Middle English countour, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin computatorium computing place, from Latin computare Date: 14th century 1. a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games 2. something of value in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counter — A device that counts, usually scintillations. automated differential leukocyte c. an instrument using digital imaging or cytochemical techniques to differentiate leukocytes. electronic cell c. an automatic blood cell c. in which cells passing… …   Medical dictionary

  • lunch — n 1. luncheon, Brit. tiffin, Fr. dejeuner; brunch, Brit. elevenses. 2. light meal, light repast, collation, Inf. snack, Inf. bite, Inf. nosh; refreshments. 3. luncheonette, lunchroom, lunch counter, lunch bar, bar, bar and grill, grill, grill… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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