Pronunciation: (chär'kōl"),[key] —n. 1. the carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic substances in the absence of air.
2. a drawing pencil of charcoal.
3. a drawing made with charcoal.
—v.t. 1. to blacken, write, or draw with charcoal.
2. to cook (food) over charcoal, esp. on a grill.
—v.i. to cook food over charcoal, esp. on a grill.