Hibachi meaning

hĭ-bächē
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A portable charcoal-burning brazier with a grill, used chiefly for cooking.
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A small, charcoal-burning grill orig. of Japanese design.
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A portable brazier, powered by charcoal, used for cooking.
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Origin of hibachi

  • Japanese hi fire -bachi combining form of hachi bowl (from Middle Chinese pat Buddhist monk's begging bowl) ((also the source of Mandarin ) (from Sanskrit pātram cup, bowl pō(i)- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • c. 1870, from Japanese 火鉢 (hibachi, “a charcoal-powered heating brazier”, literally “fire pot”).

    From Wiktionary