grillage

[gril-ij]
noun
a framework of crossing beams used for spreading heavy loads over large areas.
Also called grid.


Origin:
1770–80; < French; see grille, -age

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grillage (ˈɡrɪlɪdʒ)
 
n
an arrangement of beams and crossbeams used as a foundation on soft ground
 
[C18: from French, from griller to furnish with a grille]

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