[ bri-ket ]
/ brɪˈkɛt /


a small block of compressed coal dust or charcoal used for fuel, especially in barbecuing.
a molded block of any material.

verb (used with object), bri·quett·ed, bri·quett·ing.

to mold into briquettes.

Origin of briquette

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at brick, -ette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for briquette



/ (brɪˈkɛt) /


a small brick made of compressed coal dust, sawdust, charcoal, etc, used for fuel
a small brick of any substancean ice-cream briquette


(tr) to make into the form of a brick or bricksto briquette clay

Word Origin for briquette

C19: from French: a little brick, from brique brick
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