[French gree-yey]
cooked on a grill; broiled.
Textiles. having an ornamental bar or grate pattern across the open areas of a lace motif.
Also, grillée.

1680–90; < French: grilled; see grille Unabridged
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grille or grill (ɡrɪl)
1.  Also called: grillwork a framework, esp of metal bars arranged to form an ornamental pattern, used as a screen or partition
2.  Also called: radiator grille a grating, often chromium-plated, that admits cooling air to the radiator of a motor vehicle
3.  a metal or wooden openwork grating used as a screen or divider
4.  a protective screen, usually plastic or metal, in front of the loudspeaker in a radio, record player, etc
5.  real tennis the opening in one corner of the receiver's end of the court
6.  a group of small pyramidal marks impressed in parallel rows into a stamp to prevent reuse
[C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle]
grill or grill
[C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle]

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Word Origin & History

"ornamental grating," 1661, from Fr. grille (fem.) "grating," from O.Fr. greille "gridiron," from L. craticula "gridiron" (see grill).
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Example sentences
It's underneath the grille, and inside the cabinet, that counts.
The grille now looks as if it was done that way on purpose.
There are no exposed heating elements nor a grille that little fingers can poke
It has a custom ground effects kit, a spoiler, unique grille and graphics
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