verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for gridiron
This opponent is like no other Rodgers has to face on the gridiron.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back then, every single newspaper, website, and news show (even the fake news shows) was awash in gridiron scandal.
Doing well at the Gridiron is a rite of passage that not everybody survives.
How an economist views the game and the evidence from XLVII years on the gridiron.Want a Super Bowl Boost for the Economy? Root for Seattle.|Mark Lieberman|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you think the gridiron arts can shake up the grey matter, try the prize ring.Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush|Gordon Marino|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cut rather thin, lay on a gridiron over hot coals; when hot through, lay on a dish, and pepper well.Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
Back up the gridiron presently, Kenwood kicking on the second down.Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
The business of the gridiron may be done by a Dutch oven, when occasion requires.
It grew and grew till it showed as a horse, with a sort of gridiron thing on his back.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling
They were soon in their suits and out on the gridiron practicing.Dick Hamilton's Football Team|Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for gridiron
- the field of play in American football
- an informal name for American football
- (as modifier)a gridiron hero
Word Origin for gridiron
Word Origin and History for gridiron
cooking utensil, early 14c., griderne, alteration (by association with iron) of gridire (late 13c.), a variant of gridil (see griddle). Confusion of "l" and "r" was common in Norman dialect. Also a medieval instrument of torture by fire. As the word for a U.S. football field, by 1896, for its lines.