grille

noun
\ˈgril \
variants: or grill

Definition of grille 

1 : a grating forming a barrier or screen especially : an ornamental one at the front end of an automobile

2 : an opening covered with a grille

3 usually grill : a set of metallic covers for the teeth

Examples of grille in a Sentence

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

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Outside is a new upright front fascia highlighted by a chrome-wing front grille positioned above a large air intake. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 Our grille effectively had seven slots branded with Ram. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2019 Ram 1500 is the pickup truck for winning arguments," 2 July 2018 Ford has also showed a rendering of the front of the car, and its gaping grille. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Look out below!..At the 2019 Ford Mustang GT500," 25 May 2018 My lone aesthetic quarrel with it is its signature Lexus grille. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Lexus' fresh prince of grand touring: The LC 500," 25 Apr. 2018 Outside is a new upright front fascia highlighted by a chrome-wing front grille positioned above a large air intake. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 Up front, things get a little more wild, with narrow slot headlights sitting atop a giant grinning grille that seems to open into a deep blackness pierced with laser lights. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Byton's K-Byte Electric Concept Makes Self-Driving Look Good," 12 June 2018 From the front, the trident sits dead center in the large grille with a large air intake below. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Classic Maserati with a pinch of Chrysler: The Levante S GranSport, reviewed," 8 June 2018 Outside is a new upright front fascia highlighted by a chrome-wing front grille positioned above a large air intake. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "All-new Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of grille

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grille

French grille, from Old French graille, from Latin craticula, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle

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grille

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grille

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

grille

noun
variants: or grill \ ˈgril \

Kids Definition of grille

: an often ornamental arrangement of bars forming a barrier or screen

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