a counter, as in a store or restaurant, where light meals and snacks are served or are sold to be taken out.
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How to use lunch counter in a sentence
On Thursday morning, the first person at the lunch counter ordered 30 sandwiches.A shortage of workers at Williamsburg’s iconic Cheese Shop has forced the unthinkable: No more sandwiches | Gregory S. Schneider | December 18, 2021 | Washington Post
There, Allen and her sister could sit and order hamburgers with their mother at a lunch counter.
Along with the Queensbridge Houses, the neighborhood holds a mix of taxi dealerships, ambulance repair shops, and old-fashioned lunch counters.At New York City’s biggest power plant, a switch to clean energy will help a neighborhood breathe easier | Andrew Blum | February 2, 2021 | Popular-Science
But a lunch counter owner was required under the new laws to serve anyone, of any race, who walked in and sat down.
Shortly before the crusade, the teenager had been arrested for participating in a lunch-counter sit-in and jailed for five days.How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement | Lottie L. Joiner | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The only downtown lunch counter where black people had sat in this century was at Union Station.
And whilst he helt her back, they packed me acrosst the platform and up-stairs into one of them rooms over the lunch-counter.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
He claims that he was doped; that somebody dropped something into his supper coffee at the station lunch counter.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
Taking his seat on one of the high stools at the lunch counter, he ordered some supper.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
"You better take him in a cup of hot coffee, Sinkers," suggested Andy to the lunch-counter boy.The Nerve of Foley | Frank H. Spearman
The odd jobs about saloons which are usually done for beer-payment he performed under the inspiration of the free-lunch counter.To Him That Hath | Leroy Scott