briquet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French briquette, diminutive of brique (brick).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

briquet (plural briquets)

  1. A small brick, typically made of charcoal and 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. (dated) A cigarette lighter.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.kɛ/
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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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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

briquet m (plural briquetes)

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