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.
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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