[ koun-ter-top ]


  1. a counter, counter, count, as in a kitchen, especially when covered with a heat- and stain-resistant material.


  1. designed to fit or be used on a countertop:

    a countertop microwave oven.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of countertop1

First recorded in 1895–1900; counter 1 + top 1
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Example Sentences

This is an appliance you’ll use every day, and it lives out in public on your countertop.

Today, toaster oven sales have bloomed to nearly two million units per year, thanks to these kitchen appliances’ versatility and countertop-friendly form.

Convection microwaves often mimic the style and portability of countertop microwaves.

Next, drop the pan from the height of about a foot onto countertop.

Home wall combi ovens are available from many big-brand appliance manufacturers, but it’s the countertop models, like the new app-connected Anova Precision Oven, that just might bring combination cooking to the masses.

Her mother figures she can clean offices and homes, and her father hopes to find work as a kitchen countertop builder.

There is a special place in hell reserved for people who cut on granite or glass boards or directly on the countertop.