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gridiron

noun grid·iron \ˈgrid-ˌī(-ə)rn\

: a metal grid for cooking food over a fire

: the field on which American football is played

Full Definition of GRIDIRON

1
:  a grate for broiling food
2
:  something consisting of or covered with a network
3
:  a football field

Examples of GRIDIRON

  1. The book recounts his many moments of glory on the gridiron.

Origin of GRIDIRON

Middle English gredire, alteration of gridel, gredil griddle
First Known Use: 14th century

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