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noun as in meal cooked on grill

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noun as in grill for cookout

verb as in cook outside, usually on a grill

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My preferred brand, David, comes coated in dill pickle, ranch, and barbecue powder, but in my opinion, sunflower seeds shouldn’t be any particular flavor.

From Eater

Usually, most of the big summer blockbusters have already come out, people are squeezing in their last beach trips and barbecues, and movie theaters are looking ahead to the hefty fall season.

From Vox

I wouldn’t want to cook a complex meal on it, but it’s perfect for burgers, hot dogs, and other basic barbecue foods.

The rally included a community cleanup, food drive, music, barbecue, a bouncy house, healing circle and voter registration booth, reports Kenosha News.

From Fortune

That means no backyard barbecues or parties on Fourth of July.

So, the Southside Smokehouse is more than a barbecue pit, a burger shack, or a Cajun kitchen.

We remember that time a flight attendant told us at a barbecue that if the bell tones four times, things are serious.

He went on to open a dry cleaning business, barbecue restaurant, and liquor store.

The word primitive does not do justice to the elemental nature of dining in one of the great barbecue parlors of this region.

Then again, is there really ever a bad time for slow-cooked barbecue, hot jazz and cool blues music?

James Murray, mayor of Alexandria, La., was killed while attempting to suppress a disturbance at a barbecue.

Now he plans to hold a big barbecue en send out invitations.

Later the Cherokee Indians changed the council fire into a barbecue, where they roasted whole beefs in pits of glowing coals.

A fire of hard-wood had been burning in it for hours, the preliminary to a gigantic barbecue of fat oxen.

They were having a barbecue; that is, they were roasting oxen whole on great spits; and a horse race was to be run.

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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barbecue, such as: cookout, picnic, bake, party, clam bake, and wienie roast.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.