Meaning of gridiron

grid•i•ron

Pronunciation: (grid'ī"urn), [key]
— n.
  1. a football field.
  2. a utensil consisting of parallel metal bars on which to broil meat or other food.
  3. any framework or network resembling a gridiron.
  4. a structure above the stage of a theater, from which hung scenery and the like are manipulated.
—v.t.
  1. to mark off into squares or design with a network of squares.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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