Definition of briquette in English:


(also briquet)


  • A block of compressed charcoal or coal dust used as fuel.

    • ‘Wrap chunks in foil and place directly over ceramic briquettes, or metal heat-diffusing bars.’
    • ‘Add about 10 briquettes every hour to maintain temperature in the grill.’
    • ‘On the ground, in the center of the cans, put five or six charcoal briquettes and light them.’
    • ‘After about a minute, carefully light the briquettes with a long barbecue lighter or a fireplace match.’
    • ‘You'll be able to barbecue without the inconvenience of those messy charcoal briquets.’
    • ‘Fill an empty egg carton with a dozen briquettes, one in each department.’
    • ‘That way, with tongs I can add white-ash briquettes to the smoker to maintain the temperature.’
    • ‘The briquettes do not produce a fire hot enough to draw the combustion products up the chimney.’
    • ‘If you wait too long and the coals have cooled, fuel the fire by adding more briquets.’
    • ‘When using charcoal you can choose pure charcoal or briquettes soaked in lighter fluid.’
    • ‘I don't know about you, but I've got a whole bag of charcoal briquets.’
    • ‘He also said people should know the barrels are legal for use with charcoal briquettes and presto-type logs.’
    • ‘Many grills rely on lava rocks or ceramic briquettes.’
    • ‘To us, there would appear to be a big difference between treating sludge and producing a smokeless fuel briquette.’
    • ‘With a smirk, he ran away before I could chuck a flaming briquette at him.’
    • ‘The sun dimmed until it was glowing a comfortable red, like a floating charcoal briquette.’
    • ‘Add 5 more briquets to each mound of coals now and after 30 minutes, if grilling takes longer than that.’
    • ‘Marie welcomed the darkness, which smelled of scorched charcoal briquettes.’
    • ‘Here, fuel is squirted on the briquettes and match-lit.’
    • ‘The briquette absorbs the moisture which the mildew needs to survive 6.’


Late 19th century: from French, diminutive of brique brick.