- the carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic substances in the absence of air.
- a drawing pencil of charcoal.
- a drawing made with charcoal.
- to blacken, write, or draw with charcoal.
- to cook (food) over charcoal, especially on a grill.
- to cook food over charcoal, especially on a grill.
Origin of charcoal
Related Words for charcoalsoot, graphite, grill, broil, sear, jet, slate, onyx, coal, sable, pitch, brunet, ebony, clouded, charcoal, sloe, obsidian, raven, jetty, powder
Examples from the Web for charcoal
Contemporary Examples of charcoal
But not all health care providers agree that charcoal should be used outside of a medical setting.
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
The 4th of July is customarily marked by charcoal “cook-outs,” which endanger the community.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th
P. J. O’Rourke
July 3, 2014
Watercolors are strikingly identical and the charcoal works, done with color pencil, are deceptively perfect.Expert Art Forger is Exposed in Documentary
April 18, 2014
Coconut charcoal is charcoal from coconut shells that has been altered with oxygen to create lots of tiny pores.How to Recover from Christmas
December 25, 2013
Historical Examples of charcoal
Do you remember that picture you drew with charcoal on a piece of pine board?Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Already she had won a prize with a charcoal study of a bare back.The Incomplete Amorist
Pieces of charcoal should also be put in the refrigerator and changed often.Culture and Cooking
But the latter had only gone as far as the charcoal dealer's when she called her back.L'Assommoir
Repeat this wiping every day, rub a mixture of pepper and ginger on the inside, and put a large piece of charcoal into it.
- (tr) to write, draw, or blacken with charcoal
Word Origin for charcoal
Word Origin and History for charcoal
mid-14c., charcole, first element is either Old French charbon "charcoal," or, on the current theory, obsolete charren "to turn" (from Old English cerran) + cole "coal," thus, "to turn to coal."
- Carbon obtained by heating or burning organic material with restricted access of air.
- Activated charcoal.
- A black porous form of carbon produced by heating wood or bone in little or no air. Charcoal is used as a fuel, for drawing, and in air and water filters.