Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Charcoal; coke.
  • n. A pointed stick, which when placed with the point against another piece of wood, and spun rapidly in alternate directions with the aid of attached cords, produces enough heat by friction to create a fire; a fire-drill.
  • n. A wine glass.
  • n. A variety of hunting bird.
  • v. To reduce by strong heat, as to produce charcoal or coke; to calcine.
  • v. To make a grating sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Charcoal; a cinder.
  • transitive v. To burn to a coal; to char.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To creak; crack; emit a creaking sound.
  • To crack open; chap; chop.
  • To subject to a process of smothered combustion, for the production of charcoal; char. See char, which is the usual word.
  • [Appar. a particular use of the preceding; cf. burn, verb, I., 7.] To expose (new ale) to the air in an open vessel until it acquires a degree of acidity and therewith becomes clearer and sourer, fit for drinking.
  • n. Charcoal.
  • n. The fire-drill; an instrument for producing fire.

Etymologies

Related to the first element of charcoal. (Wiktionary)

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  • charknado?

    December 1, 2014

  • The true scout finds hardship a lark.
    His canoe he constructs out of bark;
    He laughs at the weather
    In his tepee of leather
    And his campfire he starts with a chark.

    November 30, 2014