briquette
or briquet noun Etymology: French briquette, diminutive of brique brick Date: 1883 a compacted often brick-shaped mass of usually fine material <
a charcoal briquette
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briquette transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • briquette — 1884, originally blocks of compressed coal dust held together by pitch, from Fr. briquette (18c.), dim. of brique (see BRICK (Cf. brick)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • briquette — or briquet [bri ket′] n. [Fr briquette, dim. of brique,BRICK] a small block of compressed matter; specif., one made of charcoal, compressed coal dust, sawdust, etc., used for fuel or kindling vt. briquetted, briquetting to form (ore particles,… …   English World dictionary

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  • briquette — UK [brɪˈket] / US noun [countable] Word forms briquette : singular briquette plural briquettes a lump of coal dust that has been pressed together, used for example as fuel for barbecues …   English dictionary

  • Briquette — briquet ri*quet , Briquette Bri*quette , n. [Also {briquet}.] [F., dim. of brique brick.] 1. A block of compacted charcoal, coal dust, or peat, etc., used as a fuel. Charcoal briquettes are a common fuel used for the outdoor barbecue grill.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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