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bri·quettealso bri·quet (brĭ-kĕt′)
A block of compressed coal dust, charcoal, or sawdust and wood chips, used for fuel and kindling.
[French, diminutive of brique, brick, from Middle Dutch bricke.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Building) a small brick made of compressed coal dust, sawdust, charcoal, etc, used for fuel
2. a small brick of any substance: an ice-cream briquette.
(Building) (tr) to make into the form of a brick or bricks: to briquette clay.
[C19: from French: a little brick, from brique brick]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a small block of compressed coal dust or charcoal used for fuel, esp. in barbecuing.
2. a molded block of any material.
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Past participle: briquetted
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|Noun||1.||briquette - a block made from charcoal or coal dust and burned as fuel|
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
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