Origin of butcher blockbecause made like a butcher's chopping block
designating or of a thick slab made by gluing together strips of hardwood, as maple or oak, used for counter and table tops, etc.
Made of or resembling a board of thick strips of hardwood like that on which butchers chop meat: a butcher-block counter.
(plural butcher blocks)
- A style of assembled wood (often sugar maple, teak, or walnut) used as heavy duty chopping blocks, table tops, and cutting boards.