noun \ˈgrat\

: material used for filling spaces or cracks between tiles

Full Definition of GROUT

a :  thin mortar used for filling spaces (as the joints in masonry); also :  any of various other materials (as a mixture of cement and water or chemicals that solidify) used for a similar purpose
b :  plaster
:  lees

Origin of GROUT

Middle English, coarse meal, from Old English grūt; akin to Old English grēot grit
First Known Use: 1638


transitive verb

: to fill the cracks in (something) with grout

Full Definition of GROUT

:  to fill up or finish with grout
:  to fix in place by means of grout <grout a bolt into a wall>
grout·er noun

Examples of GROUT

  1. I need to grout the bathroom tiles.

First Known Use of GROUT



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