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grillage

[ gril-ij ]
/ ˈgrɪl ɪdʒ /
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noun
a framework of crossing beams used for spreading heavy loads over large areas.
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Also called grid.

Origin of grillage

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

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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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