briquet vs briquette what difference

what is difference between briquet and briquette

English

Alternative forms

  • briquette

Etymology

From French briquette, diminutive of brique (brick).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /bɹɪˈkɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Noun

briquet (plural briquets)

  1. A small brick, typically made of charcoal and used for fuel.
    Hyponyms: (archaic) coalette, (archaic) eggette
    • 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.

Translations

Verb

briquet (third-person singular simple present briquets, present participle briquetting, simple past and past participle briquetted)

  1. (transitive) To form (coal, etc.) into small bricks.

French

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.kɛ/

Noun

briquet m (plural briquets)

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

Further reading

  • “briquet” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

French briquet

Noun

briquet m (plural briquetes)

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


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French briquette.

Noun

briquette (plural briquettes)

  1. Alternative form of briquet
    • 1913, United States Congressional Serial Set (volume 6358, page 2724)
      [] an eggette or briquette manufacturing contract, where, by the compression of tar with these fine particles of culm, there are made pieces of coal about the size of an egg []

Verb

briquette (third-person singular simple present briquettes, present participle briquetting, simple past and past participle briquetted)

  1. Alternative form of briquet

French

Etymology

From brique (brick) +‎ -ette (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation

Noun

briquette f (plural briquettes)

  1. a small brick

Descendants

  • English: briquette, briquet
  • German: Brikett
  • Turkish: briket

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