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

Definition of chargrill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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


char·​grill | \ ˈchär-ˌgril How to pronounce chargrill (audio) \
plural chargrills

Definition of chargrill (Entry 2 of 2)

: a charcoal grill Meat is cooked on a chargrill so any fat drips away … — Sarah Foy, Daily News (Plymouth, New Zealand), 22 Oct. 2013

First Known Use of chargrill

Transitive verb

1954, in the meaning defined above


1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Chargrill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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