a rock barbecue pit


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Stu, who was sitting on the edge of a rock barbecue pit, waved and shouted. After a minute Harold saw him, waved back, and began to putt over in second gear.
“Nothing at all, huh?” he asked Harold, jumping nimbly down from the top of the barbecue pit.

Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: Harold is on his way to the agreed meeting point with Stu in Chautauqua Park.

Barbecue pit is supposed to be below the surface of the earth in ancient time and in some cultures, right? A rock barbecue pit would be a makeshift barbecue on a rock, right? What would you also call barbecue pit those found in the back yard in some houses or public parks?

Thank you.
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