material so formed as to function as or to have the appearance of a grille.

Origin of grillwork

First recorded in 1895–1900; grill2 + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for grillwork

Historical Examples of grillwork

  • It had grillwork on either side of its head, which probably covered microphones, and another grillwork where the mouth should be.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • There was a piece of grillwork between my station and theirs, through which I could see them plainly.

    Aladdin & Co.

    Herbert Quick

  • The side window of James Beldings jewelry store was open behind the grillwork of strong steel bars.

    The Girls of Central High

    Gertrude W. Morrison