[ 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for briquette
Briquette, bri-ket′, n. a brick-shaped block of coal formed from coal-dust.
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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