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grille

[gril]
noun
1.
a grating or openwork barrier, as for a gate, usually of metal and often of decorative design.
2.
an opening, usually covered by grillwork, for admitting air to cool the engine of an automobile or the like; radiator grille.
3.
any of various perforated screens, sheets, etc., used to cover something, as on a radio for protecting the amplifier or in cryptography for coding purposes.
4.
a ticket window covered by a grating.
5.
Court Tennis. a square-shaped winning opening on the hazard side of the court. Compare dedans ( def 1 ), winning gallery.
Also, grill.


Origin:
1655–65; < French, Old French < Late Latin *gratīcula, Latin crātīcula (compare Old Provençal grazilha), diminutive of crātis

grilled, adjective
ungrilled, adjective

grill, grille.
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grille or grill (ɡrɪl)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle]

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grille
"ornamental grating," 1661, from Fr. grille (fem.) "grating," from O.Fr. greille "gridiron," from L. craticula "gridiron" (see grill).
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