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Meaning of eggcrate

egg•crate

Pronunciation: (eg'krāt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or resembling a horizontal construction divided by vertical partitions into cell-like areas, used esp. for directing downward rays of overhead light: eggcrate ceiling fixtures.
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