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grillage

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noun gril·lage \ˈgri-lij\

Definition of grillage

  1. 1 :  a framework of timber or steel for support in marshy or treacherous soil

  2. 2 :  a framework for supporting a load (as a column)



Origin and Etymology of grillage

French, from griller to supply with grillwork, from gril 


First Known Use: 1776

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