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[koun-ter-man] /ˈkaʊn tərˌmæn/
noun, plural countermen.
a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.
Origin of counterman
First recorded in 1850-55; counter1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The counterman stared at him, obviously spotting his Earth origin.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • He'd expected a rejection, but the counterman only shrugged.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • The counterman did not like kids, but he put away his dislike at the sight of Jimmy's money.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith
  • The counterman came up and wiped the counter clean in front of him with a rag that might have been white once upon a time.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • The counterman handed Rick a dollar in change and gave the mate some smaller change.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Quickly, as the mate approached, he fished out a dollar and thrust it at the counterman.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine

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