[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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