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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
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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
GRIDIRON Defined for Kids

gridiron

noun grid·iron \ˈgrid-ˌī-ərn\

Definition of GRIDIRON for Kids

1
:  a grate for cooking food over a fire
2
:  a football field

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