- a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.
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The counterman took the bill and walked to the cash register.
The counterman stared at him, obviously spotting his Earth origin.
He'd expected a rejection, but the counterman only shrugged.
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.