briquet

See also: Briquet

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French briquette, diminutive of brique (brick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

briquet (plural briquets)

  1. A small brick, typically made of charcoal and used for fuel.
    Hyponyms: (archaic) coalette, (archaic) eggette
    • 1911, F. H. King, Farmers of Forty Centuries
      Another pinch of charcoal was added and the process repeated until the mold was filled, when the briquet was forced out.
  2. A block of artificial stone in the form of a brick, used for paving.
  3. A moulded sample of solidified cement or mortar for use as a test piece for showing the strength of the material.
  4. (dated) A cigarette lighter.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

briquet (third-person singular simple present briquets, present participle briquetting, simple past and past participle briquetted)

  1. (transitive) To form (coal, etc.) into small bricks.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Specialised sense of Middle French briquet (piece, morsel), from brique.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.kɛ/
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NounEdit

briquet m (plural briquets)

  1. (obsolete) frizzen
  2. (cigarette) lighter
  3. (zoology) beagle
  4. (heraldry) firesteel

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French briquet

NounEdit

briquet m (plural briquetes)

  1. (Colombia) lighter
    Synonyms: encendedor, (Cuba) fosforera, (Panama, Puerto Rico, pronounced láiter) lighter, (Spain) mechero, (Venezuela) yesquero