a small block of compressed coal dust or charcoal used for fuel, especially in barbecuing.
a molded block of any material.
to mold into briquettes.
Historical Examples

Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

a small brick made of compressed coal dust, sawdust, charcoal, etc, used for fuel
a small brick of any substance: an ice-cream briquette
(transitive) to make into the form of a brick or bricks: to briquette clay


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