• WordNet 3.6
    • n briquette a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Henry Ford, father of the Automobile, is also father of the charcoal briquette.
    • Briquette 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.
    • Briquette 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Briquette bri-ket′ a brick-shaped block of coal formed from coal-dust.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of brique, brick
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. briquette, dim. of brique, a Brick.


In literature:

Before the Ship left us, the remaining coal briquettes had been dug out of a bed of ice and carefully piled on a high point of the rocks.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Associated Words: carbon, carboniferous, gobbing, strata, carbonize, carbonization, briquette, coke, brat, brattice, brettice.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
Briquettes are a new form of fuel made from coal, principally for household use.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
Roger stood by the table, examining the students' reports on the fractured briquettes.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Such a briquette should be broken and approximately one gram used.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Briquettes are largely used in cities, small slabs of condensed coal that cost one pfennig each.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Duncan shortened the stirrups and put the boy on Briquette, who had just proved a handful for even an old horse-wrangler like Cuba Sebeck.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Most of the pitch is used for the manufacture of "briquettes" ("patent fuel"), for which purpose it should soften between 55 deg.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Unsolved problems also remain in the manufacture of coal briquettes.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The next exhibit consisted of a number of briquettes of cement manufactured in Bulawayo.
"Through South Africa" by Henry M. Stanley

In news:

Hot On The Briquettes Trail.
And it's not barbecue -- it doesn't involve briquettes or grills, and it doesn't even require long hours of cooking, although we were surprised to discover that some readers leave their ham barbecue on the stove burner for two hours or more.
Any fool can flip the switch on a gas grill or light some briquettes, and flip a burger or nudge a hot dog until it's evenly cooked.
He is an expert in Dutch oven cooking, which uses as its heat source hot charcoal briquettes placed on the top and bottom of a Dutch oven with a flat lid.
Portland B Corp The Joinery bought a $30,000 machine that turns sawdust into wood briquettes for burning.
Madrid farmer Tom Lee talks with Cornell University Research Associate Dr Hilary Mayton at his farm where he grows and processes switchgrass into briquettes to heat a 30,000 square foot apartment complex in Waddington.
Common charcoal is just a fantastic smell absorber, and placing charcoal briquettes in a car is a superb solution to be rid of the odor of cigarette smoke.
Longview — A Longview family is homeless after a fire caused by improperly disposed charcoal briquettes caught their deck and house to catch on fire Sunday afternoon, Longview fire marshal Johnny Zackary said.
As he started to move the hot charcoal briquettes around the grill, the heat reacted to the sunscreen and flames rocketed up his arms and towards his body.
0The 14 Public Health Districts in Southwest Georgia received bug spray and larvicide briquettes thanks to a grant from The Friends of Southwest Georgia Public Health.
Grill 2 hours more, replenishing briquettes (for charcoal) and wood chips as needed, until pork is pull -apart tender.
No matter your choice, start some charcoal briquettes away from your smoker and add them just a few at a time to keep the wood smoking .