(1) A rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
(2) A cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit
(3) Meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce
(4) Cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
"Let's barbecue that meat"
"We cooked out in the forest"
From Spanish barbacoa, from (Haiti) barbakoa "framework of sticks," the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally "meal of roasted meat or fish".