briquette

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

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  • briquette — [ brikɛt ] n. f. • 1615; de brique 1 ♦ Petite brique employée pour le revêtement. ⇒ tomette. Sol en briquettes. 2 ♦ Combustible en forme de brique. Briquette de charbon, de lignite, de poussier. ⇒ aggloméré. Briquette de tourbe. ● briquette nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • Briquette — A fine fancy twill, all silk, French made dress material. The warp was blue and white threads alternately, woven 200 ends warp, 100 picks per inch of two fold yams, using a 16 shaft dobby …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • briquette — (also briquet) ► NOUN ▪ a block of compressed coal dust or peat used as fuel. ORIGIN French, small brick …   English terms dictionary

  • Briquette — Some charcoal briquettes Ogata …   Wikipedia

  • 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 > • briquette transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • briquette — (bri ké t ) s. f. Petite masse combustible faite de houille ou de tourbe. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Briquettes [bagatelles], OUDIN . ÉTYMOLOGIE    Diminutif de brique. Le sens de bagatelle, dans Oudin, se rapporte à brique, menue chose.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 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

  • briquette — briketas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Supresuotas birios medžiagos ruošinys. atitikmenys: angl. briquet; briquette rus. брикет …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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