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A woman who tends a counter, as in a diner.
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Noun1.counterwoman - someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)
soda jerk, soda jerker - someone who works at a soda fountain
server, waiter - a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
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