American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A portable charcoal-burning brazier with a grill, used chiefly for cooking.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Japan, a pan or box in which charcoal is kept burning for the purpose of warming the hands or heating an apartment; a brazier.
- v. cook over a hibachi grill
- n. a portable brazier that burns charcoal and has a grill for cooking
- c. 1870, from Japanese 火鉢 (ひばち, hibachi, "A charcoal-powered heating brazier") (Wiktionary)
- Japanese : hi, fire + bachi, bowl (from Middle Chinese pat, puat, Buddhist monk's begging bowl, from Sanskrit pātram, cup, bowl). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Beside the hibachi was a sheet of newspaper with a neat arrangement of little piles of unidentifiable flotsam on it.”
“Japanese hug to themselves and hang over smaller stoves, called hibachi, metal vessels containing a handful of smouldering charcoal.”
“Judging from my experience in the dining room and at the sushi bar I did not have the opportunity to try the so-called hibachi room, which operates in the old Benihana steak-house style, Lucky Buddha is not to be missed.”
“A number of the fish, meat and poultry dishes - including a rib-eye steak for $19.95 and twin lobster tails at $39.95 - can be prepared either teriyaki-style or on the hibachi, which is back in the kitchen rather than on the table.”
“They will all continue to have three areas designated for hibachi, which is cooked by a chef right on each table; a sushi bar; and lots of tables at which patrons can dine on meals prepared in the kitchen.”
“` ` He really was screaming it this morning in the shootaround, so 'hibachi' it is.”
“The 'hibachi' grill didn't get turned on tonight, '' said Arenas, referring to the word he sometimes yells when taking a shot.”
“The "hibachi" is the only stove, except the cook-stove, that they have in Japanese houses.”
“Sanders-Clyde Elementary eighth-grader Kalyn Lewis edged out her younger sister, Amy, for the title of district spelling champion after correctly spelling "hibachi," which her sixth-grade sister misspelled, and "canine.”
“For me a hibachi will always be a small cast iron charcoal barbecue.”
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