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 bō ) ( from Sanskrit pātram cup, bowl ; see pō(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”).