countertop

[ koun-ter-top ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌtɒp /
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noun

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

adjective

designed to fit or be used on a countertop: a countertop microwave oven.

Nearby words

  1. countersubject,
  2. countersue,
  3. countersuit,
  4. countertenor,
  5. counterterrorism,
  6. countertraction,
  7. countertrade,
  8. countertransference,
  9. counterturn,
  10. countertype

Origin of countertop

First recorded in 1895–1900; counter1 + top1

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Word Origin and History for countertop

countertop

n.

1878, from counter (n.) + top (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper