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barbecue

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verb bar·be·cue \ˈbär-bi-ˌkyü\

Simple Definition of barbecue

  • : to cook (food) on a barbecue : to broil or roast (meat, fish, etc.) over hot coals or an open fire

Full Definition of barbecue

bar·be·cuedbar·be·cu·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to roast or broil on a rack or revolving spit over or before a source of heat (as hot coals)

  3. 2 :  to cook in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce

bar·be·cu·er noun

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barbecue

noun bar·be·cue

Simple Definition of barbecue

  • : a flat metal frame that is used to cook food over hot coals or an open fire

  • : an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked on a barbecue

  • : food that has been cooked on a barbecue : barbecued food

Full Definition of barbecue

  1. 1 a :  a large animal (as a steer) roasted whole or split over an open fire or a fire in a pit b :  barbecued food <eat barbecue>

  2. 2 :  a social gathering especially in the open air at which barbecued food is eaten

  3. 3 :  an often portable fireplace over which meat and fish are roasted

Examples of barbecue

  1. grill a steak on the barbecue

  2. We plan to have a barbecue for the whole family.

  3. She invited us over for some beer and barbecue.



Variants of barbecue

also bar·be·que

Origin of barbecue

American Spanish barbacoa framework for supporting meat over a fire, probably from Taino


First Known Use: 1709



BARBECUE Defined for Kids

1

barbecue

play
verb bar·be·cue \ˈbär-bi-ˌkyü\

Definition of barbecue

bar·be·cuedbar·be·cu·ing

  1. :  to cook over hot coals or on an open fire often in a highly seasoned sauce




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barbecue

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noun bar·be·cue

Definition of barbecue

  1. 1 :  an often portable grill

  2. 2 :  an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked over hot coals or an open fire





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