bri·​quette | \ bri-ˈket How to pronounce briquette (audio) \
variants: or briquet

Definition of briquette

: a compacted often brick-shaped mass of usually fine material a charcoal briquette

Other Words from briquette

briquette transitive verb

Examples of briquette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stage 2 restrictions ban all wood, briquette and charcoal fires, typically. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 July 2022 At three miles depth beneath the Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Mexico, lies a swath of seafloor named CCZ that contains briquette-sized black nuggets called polymetallic nodules. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Soft tumor tissue had somehow broken out of the hard bone that Olson’s orthopedic surgeon likened to a charcoal briquette. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Wired, 19 Nov. 2020 Even seasoned hands can’t handle the heat coming off hot briquettes. John Kennedy, Popular Science, 24 May 2020 Often when you’re done grilling there’s still plenty of life left in the charcoal briquettes. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2020 In the meantime, the other major use of coffee chaff is still to be processed and pressed into charcoal briquettes, which rely on fillers like chaff or wood dust. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 4 Dec. 2019 Selecting the Right Grill Portable grills are fueled by lump and briquette charcoal or propane, each with its own advantages. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 2 July 2019 Light large chimney starter three-quarters filled with charcoal briquettes (4 1/2 quarts). Washington Post, 29 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of briquette

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for briquette

French briquette, diminutive of brique brick

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“Briquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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