Laser vs Barbecue - What's the difference?

laser | barbecue |


As nouns the difference between laser and barbecue

is that laser is while barbecue is a fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.

As a verb barbecue is

to cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.

laser

English

Etymology 1

From LASER, Originally called an optical maser .

Noun

(wikipedia laser) (en noun)
  • A device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light.
  • A laser printer.
  • * 2004 , PC Mag (volume 23, number 9, 18 May 2004, page 117)
  • The bad news is that nearly every color laser is too big to share a desk with comfortably.
    Synonyms
    * LASER ( acronym of light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation ) * optical maser , optical MASER
    See also
    * Taser

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cut with a
  • (sports) To throw with laser-like precision
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=February 2, author=Dave Perkins, title=Steelers tiptoe past Cards, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=None was any more sensational than No.6, a fantastic 27-23 last-gasp win over the Arizona Cardinals, cemented by a brilliant toe-sticking TD catch by Santonio Holmes in the back of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining on a pass lasered by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. }}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    * lasar

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gum resin obtained from certain umbelliferous plants.
  • Such a plant.
  • See also
    * silphium, silfium, silphion

    barbecue

    Alternative forms

    * barbeque * BBQ (informal abbreviation) * bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation) * (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
  • We cooked our food on the barbecue .
  • A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
  • We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  • Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
  • She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  • (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  • A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
  • * 2000 , Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean , page 227:
  • Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue , basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.

    Synonyms

    * (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill * (event) braai (South African English), cookout

    Derived terms

    * barbecue sauce * barbie

    Verb

    (barbecu)
  • To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  • To grill.