grillage

[ gril-ij ]
/ ˈgrɪl ɪdʒ /
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noun

a framework of crossing beams used for spreading heavy loads over large areas.

Nearby words

  1. grigri,
  2. grike,
  3. grikwa,
  4. grill,
  5. grillade,
  6. grille,
  7. grilled,
  8. griller,
  9. grillery,
  10. grillion

Origin of grillage

From French, dating back to 1770–80; see origin at grille, -age

Also called grid.

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Examples from the Web for grillage

  • Each arch ring was reinforced by a grillage of longitudinal and transverse rods.

    Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
  • The grillage is filled solidly with concrete and flushed smooth on top to receive the brickwork of the chimney.



British Dictionary definitions for grillage

grillage

/ (ˈɡrɪlɪdʒ) /

noun

an arrangement of beams and crossbeams used as a foundation on soft ground

Word Origin for grillage

C18: from French, from griller to furnish with a grille

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