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grillage

[gril-ij] /ˈgrɪl ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a framework of crossing beams used for spreading heavy loads over large areas.
Also called grid.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French; see grille, -age
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  • The requirements for the construction of steel grillage footings are also covered in this section.
  • The building was constructed on a concrete base with steel grillage.
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grillage

/ˈɡrɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an arrangement of beams and crossbeams used as a foundation on soft ground
Word Origin
C18: from French, from griller to furnish with a grille
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