Definition of briquette in English:


Syllabification: bri·quette
Pronunciation: /briˈket
(also briquet)


  • A block of compressed charcoal or coal dust used as fuel.
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    • If you wait too long and the coals have cooled, fuel the fire by adding more briquets.
    • The briquettes do not produce a fire hot enough to draw the combustion products up the chimney.
    • To us, there would appear to be a big difference between treating sludge and producing a smokeless fuel briquette.


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

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