Definition of hibachi in English:


Line breaks: hi|bachi
Pronunciation: /hɪˈbatʃi
, ˈhɪbətʃi

noun (plural hibachis)

  • 1A portable cooking apparatus similar to a small barbecue.
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    • Never use a hibachi or barbecue grill inside a home, vehicle, or garage.
    • The griddle-tossed meats and vegetables typical of hibachi cooking can all end up tasting pretty much the same.
    • Place some chocolate fondue into a small hibachi and drizzle with white chocolate.
  • 1.1(In Japan) a large earthenware pan or brazier in which charcoal is burnt to provide indoor heating.
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    • I got an armchair and a desk and an electric fire, for the hibachi is cold comfort in the winter.


mid 19th century: Japanese hibachi, hi-hachi, from hi 'fire' + hachi 'bowl, pot'.

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