noun \ˈgril\

: a metal frame with bars running across it that is used to cover or protect something

Full Definition of GRILLE

:  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

Variants of GRILLE

grille or grill \ˈgril\

Examples of GRILLE

  1. The vent was covered with a grille.
  2. The truck has a large metal grille at the front.

Origin of GRILLE

French grille, from Old French graille, from Latin craticula, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle
First Known Use: 1686


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