grid·​der ˈgri-dər How to pronounce gridder (audio)
: a football player

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The high school football season for Harford County gridders came to an abrupt end Friday night in three games on the road. Randy Mcroberts,, 16 Nov. 2019 Missing the post-season hurts college recruits’ chances of playing on the next level, said Josh Helmholdt, Midwest analyst for Rivals, a media organization that rates prep gridders. Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2019 The San Luis Valley, with its cheap land, was a sort of magnet for these off-gridders. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019 In my mind, most off-gridders were trying to live lightly off the earth by reducing their needs, unplugging from both utilities and society’s expectations of achievement. Ted Conover, Harper's magazine, 22 July 2019 The Pompano teen gridders earned the trip to Orlando by taking titles at both the local (Super Bowl) and regional/state levels of the Gold Coast Pop Warner Football League. Emmett Hall,, 17 Dec. 2017 The Dolphins displayed effort and determination in this opening contest featuring gridders ages 5 and 6., 10 Dec. 2017 The Wildcats pulled out their first victory via a 12-10 squeaker by the 9-Under Division squad, while Plantation's 10-unders got things rolling with a 38-0 shutout of the Delray Beach gridders. Emmett Hall,, 1 Sep. 2017 To that end, the Miami Dolphins' organization has shown a willingness to help produce outstanding mentors for youth gridders and recently hosted its annual coaches' clinic at the Rick Case Arena on the Nova Southeastern University campus. Emmett Hall,, 30 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gridder was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Gridder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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