Barbecue means to grill food outside over a fire or live coals.(verb)
Preparing a hot dog on the grill is an example of barbecue.
The definition of barbecue is something used for cooking out-of-doors over coals or fire, or is food that has been cooked that way.(noun)
See barbecue in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: AmSp barbacoa < Taino, lit., framework of sticks
See barbecue in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: American Spanish barbacoa
Origin: , of Taino origin.
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