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BBQ Common Term Definitions

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bar-be-cue [bahr-bi-kyoo] — noun, verb, bar-be-cued, bar-be-cu-ing


      • pieces of beef, fowl, fish, or the like, roasted over an open hearth, especially when basted in a barbecue sauce.
      • a framework, as a grill or a spit, or a fireplace for cooking meat or vegetables over an open fire.
      • a dressed steer, lamb, or other animal, roasted whole.
      • a meal, usually in the open air and often as a political or social gathering, at which meats are roasted over an open hearth or pit.

verb (used with object)

      • to broil or roast whole or in large pieces over an open fire, on a spit or grill, often seasoning with vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper.
      • to cook (sliced or diced meat or fish) in a highly seasoned sauce.

pitmaster — noun, (plural pitmasters)


      • One who operates a barbecue pit. Sometimes a term of respect for someone who is skilled at barbecuing.


      • trampiest (I found this too funny NOT to include)


      • superlative form of trampy: most trampy.
      • Like a tramp.

shigging — verb shig-ging
      • to enter a persons BBQ site with intent of stealing BBQ secrets in an effort to improve one’s own BBQ score.
      • to position one’s self to view the contents of the inside of a fellow competitors BBQ pit when it is opened.

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