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 (such as a column)

Origin and Etymology of grillage

French, from griller to supply with grillwork, from gril 

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