chopping board



  • A thick board of hard wood or plastic used to protect the edge of the knife and the surface of the table when chopping food. Different coloured plastics are now recommended for different types of food in commercial establishments in order to reduce cross-contamination, i.e. red for raw meat, blue for fish, brown for vegetables, green for salads and fruit, yellow for cooked meats and white for dairy products.


  • noun a piece of thick wood, used in a kitchen to cut up food on.