Definition of barbecue noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    barbecue

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbɑrbɪˌkyu//
     
    (abbreviation BBQ)
     
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  1. 1a metal frame for cooking food on over an open fire outdoors I put another steak on the barbecue. barbecue ribs (= cooked in this way)
  2. 2an outdoor meal or party when food is cooked in this way Let's have a barbecue! compare cookout
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