grille noun \ˈgril\
: a metal frame with bars running across it that is used to cover or protect something
: a grating forming a barrier or screen; especially : an ornamental one at the front end of an automobile
: an opening covered with a grille
usually grill : a set of metallic covers for the teeth
Examples of GRILLE
- The vent was covered with a grille.
- The truck has a large metal grille at the front.
Origin of GRILLE
from Old French graille,
from Latin craticula,
diminutive of cratis
wickerwork — more at hurdle
First Known Use: 1686
Rhymes with GRILLE
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