grille

noun
\ ˈgril How to pronounce grille (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Its large grille and stacked headlamps expand upon designs seen on the larger Santa Fe and Palisade, but things get more interesting out back. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2022 Hyundai Tucson Offers Daring Looks, More Power and Space," 9 Nov. 2020 The Denali gets distinctive lights and a unique grille to visually distinguish it on the road. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 GMC Yukon Denali SUV scales new heights of luxury (review)," 17 Oct. 2020 The Denali gets distinctive lights and a unique grille to visually distinguish it on the road. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 GMC Yukon Denali SUV scales new heights of luxury (review)," 17 Oct. 2020 The Concept also summoned the spirit of Volvo’s most beautiful car, the P1800 (1961-1972): the dramatic cab-rearward balance and intimate canopy; the peaked rear fender lines and almost vestigial tail fins; the teeth-baring grille. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Polestar 1: The World’s Most Beautiful Hybrid Car Has Arrived," 15 Oct. 2020 On the Edition M Mesh, the X2's grille is equipped with 3D mesh inserts and the trunklid badge and exhaust tips are finished in gloss black. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2021 BMW X2 Gets Sporty Edition M Mesh Model to Accentuate Grille," 30 Sep. 2020 The Denali gets distinctive lights and a unique grille to visually distinguish it on the road. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 GMC Yukon Denali SUV scales new heights of luxury," 21 Sep. 2020 Both attract unprovoked comments and sideways glances due to their grandiose proportions and that gratuitously large kidney grille. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 BMW Alpina B7 Upends the 7-Series Hierarchy," 9 Sep. 2020 The teaser photos reveal a front grille with a retro look and lots of chrome. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "Jeep Teases Grand Wagoneer Again and Announces a Reveal Date," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of grille was in 1686

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15 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Grille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grille. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for grille

grille

noun
How to pronounce grille (audio)

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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