- A type of grill used for cooking food over coals
- A social gathering with the intent of eating a meal that is cooked on a barbecue
- To cook food (e.g. hamburgers) on a barbecue
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bar"be*cue (bä"b&esl;*kū), n. [In
the language of Indians of Guiana, a frame on which all kinds of flesh and
fish are roasted or smoke-dried.] 1. A hog, ox, or
other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
2. A social entertainment, where many people
assemble, usually in the open air, at which one or more large animals are
roasted or broiled whole.
3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-
Bar"be*cue (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Barbecued (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n.
Barbecuing.] 1. To dry or cure by exposure on a
frame or gridiron.
They use little or no salt, but barbecue their game
and fish in the smoke.
2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or
Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Bar`becue, a feast in the open air on a large scale, at which the
animals are roasted and dressed whole, formerly common in the SW. States
of N. America.
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