a counter

A "counter" is like a table but it's a little higher. You use a counter while standing or sitting on a tall stool.

There are counters:

  • in a kitchen
  • in a store

Something similar to a "counter" but with a different name is a "bar". At some kinds of restaurants, like a diner, you might "sit at the counter", while at other restaurants where alcoholic drinks are served you would "sit at the bar".

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