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barbeque (rack)

Definition:

a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

barbeques

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

barbecue | barbie [informal] | BBQ [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Suggested by the common abbreviation BBQ.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Barbecue | barbeque | BBQ | barbie

a method and apparatus for char grilling food in the hot smoke of a wood fire, usually charcoal fueled. In the United States, to grill is to cook in this manner quickly, while barbecue is typically a much slower method utilizing less heat than... (44 of 3393 words, 8 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Barbecue

New World Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | Bar-B-Que | Bar-B-Qued [comparative] | Bar-B-Quing [superlative] | barbeque [United States] | barbequed [United States]

[obsolete] a raised framework for smoking, drying, or broiling meat | a hog, steer, etc. broiled or roasted whole over an open fire, sometimes in an ... (25 of 135 words, 10 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barbecue

Wiktionary:

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbeques [plural] | barbies [Australian, New Zealand, British, informal, shortened, plural] | barbeque [sense-specific] | BBQ [sense-specific] | bar-b-que [sense-specific] | ...

A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium. | A meal or event highlighted by food cooked on a barbecue. | [outdated] A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled ... (41 of 66 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/barbecue

Oxford Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present] | barbeque | barbie [informal, Australian, New Zealand] | barbies [informal, Australian, New Zealand, plural] | BBQ [informal, abbreviation]

a meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a special appliance | a rack or ... (31 of 182 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/barbecue

Random House Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | Bar-B-Q | bar-b-que | bar-b-qued [past tense] | bar-b-quing [present participle] | barbeque [present participle] | barbequed [past tense] | ...

pieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, especially when basted in a barbecue sauce. | a framework, as a grill or a spit, ... (28 of 151 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/barbecue

Merriam-Webster:

barbecue [entry 2, noun] | barbeque

a large animal (as a steer) roasted whole or split over an open fire or a fire in a pit ; barbecued food | a social gathering especially in the open ... (30 of 118 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/barbecue show=1

Britannica Encyclopedia:

barbecue [cooking]

an outdoor meal, usually a form of social entertainment, at which meats, fish, or fowl, along with vegetables, are roasted over a wood or charcoal ... (25 of 162 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/52818​/barbecue

Collins Dictionary:

barbecue | Bar-B-Q | BBQ [synonym]

a meal cooked out of doors over an open fire | an outdoor party or picnic at which barbecued food is served | a grill or fireplace used in barbecuing ... (28 of 567 words, 7 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/barbecue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

barbecue

in the United States, traditionally an open-air gathering, political or social, in which meats are roasted whole over a pit of embers and food and ... (25 of 127 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0806140​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present]

A grill, pit, or outdoor fireplace for roasting meat. | A whole animal carcass or section thereof roasted or broiled over an open fire or on a spit. | ... (27 of 78 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barbecue

Cambridge Dictionary:

barbecue | BBQ [abbreviation]

a metal frame on which meat, fish or vegetables are cooked outside over a fire | a meal prepared using such a frame which is eaten outside, often ... (27 of 60 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/barbecue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

barbecue [countable] | barbecues [plural]

a meal at which meat and other food is cooked and eaten outside, often a meal that you invite friends to ; a piece of equipment used for cooking food ... (30 of 55 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/barbecue

barbecue [transitive, verb] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present]

to cook food, especially meat, outside on a barbecue or over a fire (13 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/barbecue 6

Encarta Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbeque: barbeques [plural] | barbeques [plural] | barbeque | barbie [British, informal] | barbies [British, informal, plural] | BBQ [food, abbreviation] | braai [South African, sense-specific] | ...

an outdoor party where people eat food cooked on a grill | food, especially meat, poultry, and fish, cooked on a grill | an apparatus, including a ... (25 of 84 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588826​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

barbeque | barbeques [plural]

Origin: Suggested by the common abbreviation BBQ.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/barbeque

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle]

Origin: Spanish barbacoa, from Taino barbakoa ("framework of sticks"), the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally "meal of roasted meat or fish".

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/barbecue

Online Etymology:

barbecue

First use: 1650s

Origin: Amer.Spanish barbacoa, from Arawakan (Haiti) barbakoa "framework of sticks", the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either ... (19 of 46 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=barbecue

Oxford Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present] | barbeque

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: Spanish barbacoa, perhaps from Arawak barbacoa "wooden frame on posts". The original sense was 'wooden framework for sleeping on, or for ... (24 of 31 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/barbecue

Collins Dictionary:

barbecue | Bar-B-Q

First use: 17th century

Origin: from American Spanish barbacoa, probably from Taino: frame made of sticks

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/barbecue

New World Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle]

Origin: American Spanish barbacoa from Taino, literally, framework of sticks

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barbecue

American Heritage Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: American Spanish barbacoa, of Taino origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barbecue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Merriam-Webster:

barbecue [entry 1, verb] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle]

First use: 1690

Origin: barbecue

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/barbecue

barbecue [entry 2, noun] | barbeque

First use: 1709

Origin: American Spanish barbacoa framework for supporting meat over a fire, probably from Taino

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/barbecue show=1

Encarta Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbeque: barbeques [plural] | barbeques [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: American Spanish barbacoa, probably from Arawak barbakoa "frame of sticks"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588826​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "barbecue"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/barbecue

the Free Dictionary:

barbeque

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Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "barbeque"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/barbeque

barbecue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "barbecue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "barbecue"

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YourDictionary Audio:

barbeque

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "barbeque"

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barbecue

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Collins Dictionary:

barbecue | Bar-B-Q

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/barbecue

Cambridge Dictionary:

barbecue

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "barbecue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "barbecue"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/barbecue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

barbecue [countable] | barbecues [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/barbecue

barbecue [transitive, verb] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "barbecue"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

barbecue [countable] | barbecues [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/barbecue

barbecue [transitive, verb] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle] | barbecues [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/barbecue 6

Google Dictionary:

barbecue | barbecues [plural] | barbecued [past tense] | barbecuing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=barbecue

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

barbecue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "barbecue"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=barbec​01 word=barbecue

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