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English definition of “counter”

counter

noun [C] (SURFACE)    /ˈkaʊn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
B2 a long, flat, narrow surface or table in a shop, bank, restaurant, etc. at which people are served: There was nobody behind/on the counter when I went into the bank, and I had to wait to be served. You will find sausages on the meat counter/rolls on the bread counter.Parts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities mainly US a flat surface in a kitchen, especially on top of low furniture, on which food can be prepared: We stacked the dirty plates on the kitchen counter. → See also worktopTables and desks
(Definition of counter noun (SURFACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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