grill·​work | \ ˈgril-ˌwərk How to pronounce grillwork (audio) \

Definition of grillwork

: work constituting or resembling a grille

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Recent Examples on the Web Despite incursions by Urban Outfitters, Starbucks and a very fancy CVS, these dozen blocks are still mostly lined with vintage clothing shops, bars, gold grillworks and establishments with unprintable names to keep it real. Los Angeles Times, "Column: How Joe Stern made Hollywood’s Matrix Theater dramatically diverse," 26 Sep. 2019 The dark green marble that now fills the arch above the Broadway entrance will be replaced with glass decorated with more grillwork, allowing sunlight to bathe the lobby once again. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift," 20 Mar. 2018 Although the building’s 17-story limestone facade is free of embellishment, except for grillwork around its oversize windows, the apartment interiors were designed to be as spacious and ornate as many of those found in Fifth Avenue contemporaries. Vivian Marino, New York Times, "Family of Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Selling Co-op," 29 Mar. 2018 The bronze grillwork that once decorated all the elevators will be recreated. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift," 20 Mar. 2018 The entrance bay is adorn with plate glass panels and grillwork. Janet Eastman,, "On the market: Romantic Oregon beach homes (photos) Psst: It's almost Valentine's Day," 10 Feb. 2018 Friendly, chatty young servers frequently stop by to assist with the grillwork, leaving you plenty of time to take in the daebak K-pop idols on the TV screen above. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "The K-pop is awesome at Daebak," 11 July 2017 The filigree of the facade panels was inspired by African-American grillwork in South Carolina and Louisiana, which had West African roots. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "Review: The Smithsonian African American Museum Is Here at Last. And It Uplifts and Upsets.," 15 Sep. 2016 Now the Pont des Arts, its iron grillwork freshly painted and protected by plexiglass panes, has taken on a new role, as the setting for an exhibition of sculptures by the contemporary artist Daniel Hourdé. BenoÎt Morenne, New York Times, "Paris Bridge of Love Locks Now One of Sculptures," 25 May 2016

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First Known Use of grillwork

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Grillwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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