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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:
Noun1.barbecuing - roasting a large piece of meat on a revolving spit out of doors over an open firebarbecuing - roasting a large piece of meat on a revolving spit out of doors over an open fire
roasting - cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added); "the slow roasting took several hours"
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The Kingston-born author's book is one of the first cookbooks devoted entirely to the Caribbean variation of barbecuing with hot, peppery, spicy touches.
Chilton's 12-year-old son Phillip assists his father with his barbecuing and has even entered contests himself for barbecued steak.
5cm u Carefully light the firelighters with long matches or a taper u Leave the barbecue for a while so that the heat is evenly spread Top tip: Alternatively, you could opt for Local Charcoal which doesn't need a firelighter and heats immediately, thereby enabling you to get barbecuing straight away.