barbecue


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Barbecue \Bar"be*cue\ (b[aum]"b[-e]*k[=u]), n. [In the language
   of the (Arawak or Taino) Indians of Guiana, barbacoa a frame
   on which all kinds of flesh and fish are roasted or
   smoke-dried.]
   1. a framework of metal or brick, usually with a grill on
      top, in which a fire is lighted and on which food is
      cooked, usually outdoors; -- also called a {barbecue
      grill}.
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   2. A social entertainment, where people assemble, usually in
      the open air, at which a meal is prepared on a barbecue
      grill.
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   3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
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   4. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole
      for a feast.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            They use little or no salt, but barbecue their game
            and fish in the smoke.                --Stedman.
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   2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.
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            Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued. --Pope.
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