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1. A grill, pit, or outdoor fireplace for roasting meat.
a. A whole animal carcass or section thereof roasted or broiled over an open fire or on a spit.
b. A social gathering, usually held outdoors, at which food is cooked over an open flame.
3. Meat or seafood cooked in or served with barbecue sauce.
tr.v. bar·be·cued, bar·be·cu·ing, bar·be·cues
To roast, broil, or grill (meat or seafood) over live coals or an open fire, often basting with a seasoned sauce.

[American Spanish barbacoa, of Taíno origin.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barbecued - cooked over an outdoor grillbarbecued - cooked over an outdoor grill  
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
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All cultures featured stress the importance of time out, and time with loved ones--again and again, we're shown family gathered around a barbecued feast.
Brands such as Birds Eye have rolled out on-pack messaging explaining that their products can be barbecued from frozen -and fresh meat producers are pointing out that products can be cooked indoors, or indeed frozen.
They claim that charcoal is the only way to achieve a genuine smoky flavour in the barbecued food, and believe the act of stoking and tending a fire to be basic to the age-old experience of outdoor grilling.
A party of two or three first timers can quickly assess the merits of seven of Smokin' Jack's starters by ordering the cattleman's sampler ($16), a platter filled with fractional portions of crunchy jalapeno hush puppies, mild buffalo wings and drumettes, small ground-beef meatballs, a couple of smoked Italian sausages, a trio of deep-fried, lightly battered pickle wedges and a handful of barbecued rib tips and ends.
Chef Smalls's sauce for barbecued chicken or ribs is a basic must-have for grilling.
Better known as "pig pickin," this style of barbecue involves laying a whole barbecued hog on a table with diners picking and enjoying its tender meat.
67 per cent of households prefer a barbecued dinner to a traditional Sunday roast when the opportunity arises.
A staggering eight million people a year enjoy eating barbecued food.
John Henry, founder of John Henry's food products, has barbecued for presidents in Texas and in China.
95), called brisket soup by the waitress but listed vaguely on the bill as barbecued beef vegetable soup, sported a real spicy nip to its broth, along with an unexpected quantity of wonderfully tender, tasty cubes of beef brisket.