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grating1

[grey-ting] /ˈgreɪ tɪŋ/
noun
1.
a fixed frame of bars or the like covering an opening to exclude persons, animals, coarse material, or objects while admitting light, air, or fine material.
2.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; grate1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for gratings

grating1

/ˈɡreɪtɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called grate. a framework of metal bars in the form of a grille set into a wall, pavement, etc, serving as a cover or guard but admitting air and sometimes light
2.

grating2

/ˈɡreɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of sounds) harsh and rasping
2.
annoying; irritating
noun
3.
(often pl) something produced by grating
Derived Forms
gratingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for gratings

grating

adj.

"annoying, irritating," 1560s, figurative use of present participle adjective from grate (v.).

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