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Definition of "briquette" [briquette]

  • A block of compressed coal dust, charcoal, or sawdust and wood chips, used for fuel and kindling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "briquette" in a sentence
  • "The briquette is a mixture of anthracite coal and charcoal and doesn't need fire lighters."
  • "I found her stewing up old newspapers in a greasy liquid, preparing thus a kind of briquette, the only means of heating which she could afford."
  • "Monika tells him affectionately that he is getting as dark as a "briquette," while she is as white as flour."