Meaning of “charcoal” in the English Dictionary

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"charcoal" in British English

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charcoalnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃɑː.kəʊl/ us /ˈtʃɑːr.koʊl/

a hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel or, in the form of sticks, as something to draw with:

charcoal for the barbecue
I prefer sketching in charcoal to pencil.
a charcoal drawing
The uniform is charcoal (grey) (= dark grey) and red.

(Definition of “charcoal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charcoal" in American English

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charcoalnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtʃɑrˌkoʊl/

a hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel or, in the form of sticks, as something to draw with

Charcoal gray is a dark gray color:

a charcoal gray suit

(Definition of “charcoal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)