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.
Recent Examples of grille from the Web
The production car retains a Bentley Flying Spur silhouette, and the Revel speaker grilles carry an uncanny resemblance to their Burmester counterparts in a Mercedes.
The front is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille featuring modern lighting signatures, with available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and unique vertical LED daytime running lights, firsts for Elantra.
The rounded 360-degree display hinges and machined speaker grilles.
The rumors point to at least one big speaker grille on the back of the iPad’s case.
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Origin and Etymology of grille
French grille, from Old French graille, from Latin craticula, diminutive of cratis wickerwork — more at hurdle
First Known Use: 1686
GRILLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grille for English Language Learners
: a metal frame with bars running across it that is used to cover or protect something
GRILLE Defined for Kids
Definition of grille for Students
: an often ornamental arrangement of bars forming a barrier or screen
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