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n. pl. hi·ba·chis
A portable charcoal-burning brazier with a grill, used chiefly for cooking.

[Japanese : hi, fire + -bachi, combining form of hachi, bowl (from Middle Chinese pat, Buddhist monk's begging bowl (also the source of Mandarin , from Sanskrit pātram, cup, bowl; see pō(i)- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Cookery) a portable brazier for heating and cooking food
[from Japanese, from hi fire + bachi bowl]
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(hɪˈbɑ tʃi)

n., pl. -chis.
a small charcoal brazier covered with a grill.
[1860–65; < Japanese, =hi fire + -bachi, comb. form of hachi pot (earlier fati < Middle Chinese, akin to Chinese monk's bowl, perhaps < Pali patta < Skt patra drinking vessel)]
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A Japanese word meaning fire bowl, used for a portable brazier used in cooking.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hibachi - a portable brazier that burns charcoal and has a grill for cooking
brasier, brazier - large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times
Verb1.hibachi - cook over a hibachi grill
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
grill - cook over a grill; "grill the sausages"
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