• WordNet 3.6
    • n briquet a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • briquet A block of artificial stone in the form of a brick, used for paving; also, a molded sample of solidified cement or mortar for use as a test piece for showing the strength of the material.
    • briquet A block of compacted charcoal, coal dust, or peat, etc., used as a fuel. Charcoal briquettes are a common fuel used for the outdoor barbecue grill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n briquet A steel prepared for striking a light with a flint. In heraldry, as a bearing, it is almost peculiar to the collar of the Golden Fleece. See order.
    • n briquet A small brick.
    • n briquet Coal-dust molded for fuel into the shape of bricks or balls.
    • briquet To compress (minerals or mineral dust) into bricks; form into briquets.
    • n briquet A silver coin of the fifteenth century, current in Holland: so called from the figure it bears of a short thrusting sword (briquet) held in a lion's claw.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of brique, brick


In literature:

Out of the corner of his eye he caught the flash of a man's "briquet" lighting a cigarette.
"Saint's Progress" by John Galsworthy
BRIQUET, a peasant of Rognes.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
The steel or briquet is to be seen also in the hinges and in the metal coverings for the reins.
"Authorised Guide to the Tower of London" by W. J. Loftie
Briquet pointed out that hysteria is rare among nuns and frequent among prostitutes.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Robert Briquet remained until the last.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
De larges filons de spath calcaire jaunatre meles de quartz, faisant feu au briquet, et une peu d'effervescence.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Fuel briquetting investigations, July, 1904, to July, 1912, by C. A. Wright.
"Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing" by Rufus T. Strohm
Briquet, a steel with which to strike a light.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
He watched the flames lick the charcoal briquets in the fireplace.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
In peat condensational changes of this nature are accomplished artificially by the pressure of briquetting machines.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
A few shells caused the enemy to evacuate Artenay, pursued by the cavalry as far as Croix Briquet.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
And you, Briquet, heartless brute, you still ask why I need money!
"He Who Gets Slapped" by Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
Briquet found 11 male to 204 female hysterics, and later statistics increase the number of males.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The briquet is used in Europe where the fuel supply is limited.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Light about 24 charcoal briquets.

In science:

Handler et al. (2005) and Briquet et al. (2005), who are polite enough to cite each other.
Astrophysics in 2005