butcher block
noun Date: 1967 a block made with thick strips of usually laminated hardwoodbutcher-block adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Butcher block — Butcher s block in modern American kitchen. A butcher s block is a style of assembled wood (often sugar maple, teak, or walnut) used as heavy duty chopping blocks, table tops, and cutting boards. It was commonly used in butcher s shops and meat… …   Wikipedia

  • butcher block — butcher block, adj. 1. a slab of wood resembling that used for a butcher s chopping block, formed by bonding or gluing together thick laminated strips of unpainted wood, usually maple or oak, in alternating light and dark shades to produce a… …   Universalium

  • butcher block — adj., n. [because made like a butcher s chopping block] designating or of a thick slab made by gluing together strips of hardwood, as maple or oak, used for counter and table tops, etc.: also butcher block adj …   English World dictionary

  • butcher block — noun a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood • Syn: ↑butcher board • Hypernyms: ↑slab * * * ˈbutcher block 7 [butcher block] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • butcher-block — ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : having a top made of or resembling butcher block a butcher block table …   Useful english dictionary

  • butcher-block — butch·er block (bo͝ochʹər blŏk ) adj. Made of or resembling a board of thick strips of hardwood like that on which butchers chop meat: a butcher block counter. * * * …   Universalium

  • butcher-block — adjective see butcher block …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • butcher block — butch′er block n. fur a slab of wood formed by bonding or gluing together thick laminated strips of wood in alternating light and dark shades • Etymology: 1835–45 butch′er block , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • block — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hindrance, blockage, obstruction; row, street, square (See abode); mass, lump, cube (See density). v. t. impede, check, stop, bar; thwart, foil. See closure, identity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A mass,… …   English dictionary for students

  • butcher board — noun a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood • Syn: ↑butcher block • Hypernyms: ↑slab …   Useful english dictionary

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