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butcher block

noun
1.
a slab of wood resembling that used for a butcher's chopping block, formed by bonding or gluing together thick laminated strips of unpainted wood, usually maple or oak, in alternating light and dark shades to produce a striped pattern.
2.
a material, as vinyl, made to resemble butcher block in color and pattern.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
Related forms
butcher-block, adjective
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  • The thumps are live fish striking the butcher block before scaling.
  • Hand-crafted butcher block tables and recycled hardwood benches provide the seating, and local artists' work dons the walls.
  • Tables are plain butcher block with wooden banquettes, and there is a five-seat sushi bar.
  • The butcher block counter in the kitchen doubles as a dining bar, while overhead cabinets and shelving maximize storage space.

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