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[koun-ter-top] /ˈkaʊn tərˌtɒp/

a , 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.

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


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