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pronunciation:
kaUn tr
phrases:
over the counter, under the counter
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a high, flat surface, usu. long and narrow and with a solid or bulky base, at which people sit on stools or stand to transact business, eat, or prepare food.
She put down the bags of groceries on the kitchen counter.The salesclerk stood behind the counter waiting for customers.The coffee shop was busy, so they gave up waiting for a table and took two seats at the counter.
similar words:
buffet
definition 2: an object, used for counting, such as a bead or a small piece of wood or metal, as in a game.
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phrase: over the counter
phrase: under the counter
Word Builder: counter +
  • countertop:
    the top of a counter.
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  food, game