grill·​work ˈgril-ˌwərk How to pronounce grillwork (audio)
: work constituting or resembling a grille

Examples of grillwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mammoth structure, India’s largest convention center, is turned out in white, gold, and cream, with marble floors and the ornate grillwork known in India as jaali. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, 2 Apr. 2023 Is any workspace more definitively obsolete than a grand banking hall with fancy grillwork over the teller windows and a round stone table for writing checks and filling out withdrawal slips? Curbed, 14 Sep. 2022 The home’s lot, enclosed by a perimeter of brick walls and wrought-iron grillwork, has traces of the original landscaping by the Olmsted brothers, America’s pre-eminent landscape architects in the first half of the 20th century. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 11 May 2021 Reflecting that grandeur, the current owner, Silverstein Properties, completed a $50 million renovation in 2019 that left the century-old bronze grillwork on the elevators intact. Chris Pomorski, Curbed, 26 Apr. 2021 The entrance doors have plate glass panels and grillwork. oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2021 His food was named Best BBQ in America by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2009 and four times his grillwork was featured in Vogue. Rick Pearson,, 30 Dec. 2020 Seen from the street, the building had a starchy, Beaux-Arts elegance, with limestone pediments and wrought-iron grillwork. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020 And farther east on 50th Street the wonderful grillwork covering the fire escapes was Stone’s idea. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of grillwork was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Grillwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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