lunch counter

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  1. a counter, as in a store or restaurant, where light meals and snacks are served or are sold to be taken out.

  2. a luncheonette.

Origin of lunch counter

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby lunch counter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lunch counter in a sentence

  • The only downtown lunch counter where black people had sat in this century was at Union Station.

    The Washington I Once Knew | Carl Bernstein | January 20, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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.

  • "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