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transitive verb

char·​grill ˈchär-ˌgril How to pronounce chargrill (audio)
variants or char-grill
chargrilled or char-grilled; chargrilling or char-grilling; chargrills or char-grills
: to cook (food) on a charcoal grill
… a petit filet mignon, aged 30 days and chargrilled, served with a wild mushroom sauce.Pamela Bieri, Desert Sun (Palm Springs, California), 20 Sept. 2013
… tables full of barbecued pork, char-grilled catfish, fried chicken, corn on the cob …Jon Bowermaster, New York Times Magazine, 2 Dec. 1990
This cozy Northport pub hand-shapes a half pound of Black Angus beef before chargrilling it to a smoky juiciness.Joan Reminick, Newsday (New York), 4 July 2013


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char·​grill ˈchär-ˌgril How to pronounce chargrill (audio)
plural chargrills
: a charcoal grill
Meat is cooked on a chargrill so any fat drips away …Sarah Foy, Daily News (Plymouth, New Zealand), 22 Oct. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

Transitive Verb

1954, in the meaning defined above


1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chargrill was in 1954

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“Chargrill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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