grillage

noun
gril·​lage | \ ˈgri-lij How to pronounce grillage (audio) \

Definition of grillage

1 : a framework of timber or steel for support in marshy or treacherous soil
2 : a framework for supporting a load (such as a column)

First Known Use of grillage

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grillage

French, from griller to supply with grillwork, from gril 

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“Grillage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grillage. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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