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[koun-ter-top] /ˈkaʊn tərˌtɒp/
a counter, as in a kitchen, especially when covered with a heat- and stain-resistant material.
designed to fit or be used on a countertop:
a countertop microwave oven.
Origin of countertop
1895-1900; counter1 + top1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for countertop
  • The countertop is symmetrical, with two wings each at an angle to the central section.
  • Then, in seconds, it lowered its abdomen to the countertop surface.
  • The machine is all-metal, both for longevity and to stop it from sliding across the countertop.
  • In the snack bar, empty white plastic cups stained with coffee littered the countertop.
  • Suddenly, the granite on your countertop starts popping.
  • Coffee made with a filter, a press pot, a percolator or a countertop coffee maker.
  • We now have this great little countertop contraption and a lot less plastic to recycle.
  • Stone countertop businesses typically custom cut stone slabs to fit each individual installation.
  • Applicant purchases slabs of granite or marble and may only use a portion of a slab to fabricate a countertop.
  • Existing sink, countertop, and cabinets directly below sink to remain.
Word Origin and History for countertop

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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