Barbecue meaning

bärbĭ-kyo͝o
A grill, pit, or outdoor fireplace for roasting meat.
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A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

We cooked our food on the barbecue.

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Barbecue means to grill food outside over a fire or live coals.

Preparing a hot dog on the grill is an example of barbecue.

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To roast, broil, or grill (meat or seafood) over live coals or an open fire, often basting with a seasoned sauce.
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(obs.) A raised framework for smoking, drying, or broiling meat.
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A hog, steer, etc. broiled or roasted whole over an open fire, sometimes in an open pit.
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A party or picnic at which such meat is served.
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A restaurant that specializes in barbecuing.
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To prepare (meat) outdoors by roasting on a spit or broiling on a grill, usually over a charcoal fire.
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A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
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To cook food on a barbecue; to grill.
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To broil or cook (meat) with a highly seasoned sauce (barbecue sauce) containing vinegar, tomatoes, spices, etc.
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Of or for a barbecue.
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Prepared by barbecuing.

Barbecue ribs.

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A meal or event highlighted by food cooked on a barbecue.

We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.

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(dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
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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.

A hibachi is an example of a barbecue.

Beef brisket is an example of barbecue.

A cookout is an example of a barbecue.

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Origin of barbecue

  • American Spanish barbacoa of Taíno origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish barbacoa, from Taino barbakoa (“framework of sticks”), the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally “meal of roasted meat or fish”.

    From Wiktionary