Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made of or resembling a board of thick strips of hardwood like that on which butchers chop meat: a butcher-block counter.

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Examples

  • The moonlight picked out the dishes soaking in the sink and the cheese trays on the scarred butcher-block countertop.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal The interior of Brats, featuring red diner stools along the a butcher-block bar and a corner booth, has a modern but nostalgic feel.

    A Taste of Austria in Chelsea

  • Tony Calarco Inspired by Mr. Sheeline's aunt, Julia Child, they redid the kitchen, installing French tile floors, commercial butcher-block countertops and a Garland stove that is still going strong 31 years later.

    A Historic Colonial

  • Inspired by the husband's aunt, Julia Child, they redid the kitchen, installing French tile floors, commercial butcher-block countertops and a Garland stove that is still going strong 31 years later.

    A Colonial On the Water

  • The bag was empty, and she folded it and placed it carefully on the second shelf of the rolling butcher-block cart.

    Protagonist Unbound

  • Finally she called the family into the kitchen, and the four of us stood around the butcher-block island, staring at her final creation.

    The Half Life

  • She leaned against the butcher-block counter and sighed.

    WRECKED

  • I sat at my usual spot at the foot of the long butcher-block kitchen table; Hannah on my right, then my mother.

    imperfect endings

  • We stood on either side of the butcher-block island in her kitchen with the wall of windows overlooking the frozen crescent of the lake.

    The Hanging Tree

  • Some nights after the dining room closed, I saw Peewee in the kitchen, bent over the butcher-block table, reading a book obliquely, looking sideways with his one good eye, and the book might be James Michener or Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Beard

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