briquet

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Etymology[edit]

From French briquette, diminutive of brique ‎(brick).

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Noun[edit]

briquet ‎(plural briquets)

  1. a small brick, typically made of charcoal and typically used for fuel
    • 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. (obsolete?) a cigarette lighter
    • 1919, John Galsworthy, Saint's Progress
      Out of the corner of his eye he caught the flash of a man's "briquet" lighting a cigarette.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

briquet m ‎(plural briquets)

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

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Noun[edit]

briquet m ‎(plural briquetes)

  1. (Colombia) lighter

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