grille

or grill

[ gril ]
/ grɪl /

noun

a grating or openwork barrier, as for a gate, usually of metal and often of decorative design.
an opening, usually covered by grillwork, for admitting air to cool the engine of an automobile or the like; radiator grille.
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.
a ticket window covered by a grating.
Court Tennis. a square-shaped winning opening on the hazard side of the court.Compare dedans(def 1), winning gallery.

Origin of grille

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

OTHER WORDS FROM grille

grilled, adjectiveun·grilled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH grille

grill grille

Definition for grille (2 of 2)

grillé

or gril·lée

[ French gree-yey ]
/ French griˈyeɪ /

adjective

cooked on a grill; broiled.
Textiles. having an ornamental bar or grate pattern across the open areas of a lace motif.

Origin of grillé

1680–90; < French: grilled; see grille
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British Dictionary definitions for grille

grille

grill

/ (ɡrɪl) /

noun

Also called: grillwork a framework, esp of metal bars arranged to form an ornamental pattern, used as a screen or partition
Also called: radiator grille a grating, often chromium-plated, that admits cooling air to the radiator of a motor vehicle
a metal or wooden openwork grating used as a screen or divider
a protective screen, usually plastic or metal, in front of the loudspeaker in a radio, record player, etc
real tennis the opening in one corner of the receiver's end of the court
a group of small pyramidal marks impressed in parallel rows into a stamp to prevent reuse

Word Origin for grille

C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle
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