* BBQ (informal abbreviation)
* bar-be-que, bar-b-que (informal forms based on the abbreviation)
* (meat) 'cue, 'que, que (informal shortenings)
A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
- We cooked our food on the barbecue .
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.
- We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
(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:
- She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
- 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.
* (grill) braai (South African English), buccan, compare grill
* (event) braai (South African English), cookout
* barbecue sauce
To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
An act of rubbing.
A difficulty or problem.
- Give that lamp a good rub and see if any genies come out
- Therein lies the rub .
* , Episode 16
- To die, to sleep—/To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub !/For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,/When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,/Must give us pause
In the game of crown green bowls: any obstacle by which a bowl is diverted from its normal course.
A mixture of spices applied to meat before it is barbecued.
- ...the propriety of the cabman's shelter, as it was called, hardly a stonesthrow away near Butt bridge where they might hit upon some drinkables in the shape of a milk and soda or a mineral. But how to get there was the rub .
To move (one object) while maintaining contact with another object over some area, with pressure and friction.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
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To rub something against (a second thing).
* Sir T. Elyot
To be rubbed against something.
- It shall be expedient, after that body is cleaned, to rub the body with a coarse linen cloth.
To spread a substance thinly over; to smear.
- meat rubbed with spices before barbecuing
(dated) To move or pass with difficulty.
- The smoothed plank, / New rubbed with balm.
To scour; to burnish; to polish; to brighten; to cleanse; often with up'' or ''over .
- to rub up silver
To hinder; to cross; to thwart.
- The whole business of our redemption is to rub over the defaced copy of the creation.
- 'Tis the duke's pleasure, / Whose disposition, all the world well knows, / Will not be rubbed nor stopped.
* rub elbows
* rub in
* rub it in
* rub out
* rub off
* rub shoulders
* rub up
* rub up on