meaning of barbecue

barbecue meaning in General Dictionary

To dry or cure by exposure on a-frame or gridiron

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  • a framework of metal or stone typically with a barbeque grill over the top for which a fire is lighted as well as on which meals is cooked usually outside also called a barbecue barbeque grill
  • cook in the open air on a barbecue barbecue grill
  • meat that's been barbecued or grilled in an extremely experienced sauce
  • a cookout by which meals is cooked over an open fire; particularly a complete pet carcass roasted on a spit
  • a rack to put on beef for preparing over hot charcoal generally out of doors
  • A hog, ox, or any other big pet roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  • A social activity, where many men and women build, usually in the open environment, of which a number of big creatures are roasted or broiled entire.
  • A floor, by which coffee beans tend to be sun-dried.
  • To dry or cure by visibility on a-frame or gridiron.
  • To roast or broil entire, as an ox or hog.

barbecue meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "framework for grilling meat, seafood, etc.," from US Spanish barbacoa, from Arawakan (Haiti) barbakoa "framework of sticks," the elevated wooden construction the Indians accustomed either sleep on or cure beef. Sense of "outdoor meal of roasted beef or fish as a social entertainment" is from 1733; contemporary popular noun feeling of "grill for cooking over an open fire" is from 1931.

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  • 1660s, from barbecue (n.). Relevant: Barbecued; barbecuing.

barbecue meaning in Cooking Dictionary

To roast slowly on a gridiron or spit, over coals, or under no-cost flame or range electric device, typically basing with a very seasoned sauce. Popularly placed on meals prepared in or served with barbecue sause.


barbecue - German to English

barbie [Br.] [Aus.] [coll.]

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  • fry [Am.]
  • barbeque

barbecue meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A hog, ox, or other big pet roasted or broiled entire for a feast.

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  • (n.) A social entertainment, where many folks build, frequently in the wild atmosphere, from which several large animals are roasted or broiled entire.
  • (n.) A floor, by which coffee beans tend to be sun-dried.
  • (v. t.) To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.
  • (v. t.) To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.

Sentence Examples with the word barbecue

I had seen a sailor who had visited that very island, and he told me that it was the custom, when a great battle had been gained there, to barbecue all the slain in the yard or garden of the victor; and then, one by one, they were placed in great wooden trenchers, and garnished round like a pilau, with breadfruit and cocoanuts; and with some parsley in their mouths, were sent round with the victor's compliments to all his friends, just as though these presents were so many Christmas turkeys.

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