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Barbecue definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

B'ARBECUE, n. In the West Indies, a hog roasted whole. It is, with us, used for an ox or perhaps any other animal dressed in like manner.
B'ARBECUE, v.t. To dress and roast a hog whole, which is done by splitting the hog to the back bone, and roasting it on a gridiron; to roast any animal whole.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce [syn: barbecue, barbeque]
2: a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit [syn: barbecue, barbeque]
3: a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors [syn: barbecue, barbeque] v
1: cook outdoors on a barbecue grill; "let's barbecue that meat"; "We cooked out in the forest" [syn: barbeque, barbecue, cook out]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (-cued; -cuing) Etymology: 2barbecue Date: 1690 1. to roast or broil on a rack or revolving spit over or before a source of heat (as hot coals) 2. to cook in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce barbecuer noun II. noun also barbeque Etymology: American Spanish barbacoa framework for supporting meat over a fire, probably from Taino Date: 1709 1. a. a large animal (as a steer) roasted whole or split over an open fire or a fire in a pit b. barbecued food <eat barbecue> 2. a social gathering especially in the open air at which barbecued food is eaten 3. an often portable fireplace over which meat and fish are roasted

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a a meal cooked on an open fire out of doors, esp. meat grilled on a metal appliance. b a party at which such a meal is cooked and eaten. 2 a the metal appliance used for the preparation of a barbecue. b a fireplace, usu. of brick, containing such an appliance. --v.tr. (barbecues, barbecued, barbecuing) cook (esp. meat) on a barbecue. Phrases and idioms: barbecue sauce a highly seasoned sauce, usu. containing chillies, in which meat etc. may be cooked. Etymology: Sp. barbacoa f. Haitian barbacòa wooden frame on posts

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Barbecue 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 1913 Dictionary

Barbecue Bar"be*cue (b[aum]"b[-e]*k[=u]), 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(barbecues, barbecuing, barbecued) Note: in AM, also use 'barbeque', 'Bar-B-Q' 1. A barbecue is a piece of equipment which you use for cooking on in the open air. N-COUNT 2. If someone has a barbecue, they cook food on a barbecue in the open air. N-COUNT 3. If you barbecue food, especially meat, you cook it on a barbecue. Tuna can be grilled, fried or barbecued... Here's a way of barbecuing corn-on-the-cob that I learned in the States. ...barbecued chicken. VERB: be V-ed, V n, V-ed, also V

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