a small, charcoal-burning grill orig. of Japanese design
Origin of hibachiJapanese ; from hi, fire + bachi, bowl
A portable charcoal-burning brazier with a grill, used chiefly for cooking.
Origin of hibachiJapanese : hi, fire + -bachi, combining form of hachi, bowl (from Middle Chinese pat, Buddhist monk's begging bowl (also the source of Mandarin b&omacron;, from Sanskrit patram, cup, bowl; see p&omacron;(i)- in Indo-European roots).
(plural hibachis or hibachi)
- A portable brazier, powered by charcoal, used for cooking.
c. 1870, from Japanese 火鉢 (hibachi, “a charcoal-powered heating brazier”, literally “fire pot”).