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  • 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- dried.

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.
Stedman.

2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.

Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued.
Pope.

- 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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