grille: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gril), [key]
— n.
  1. a grating or openwork barrier, as for a gate, usually of metal and often of decorative design.
  2. an opening, usually covered by grillwork, for admitting air to cool the engine of an automobile or the like; radiator grille.
  3. any of various perforated screens, sheets, etc., used to cover something, as on a radio for protecting the amplifier or in cryptography for coding purposes.
  4. a ticket window covered by a grating.
  5. a square-shaped winning opening on the hazard side of the court. Cf. dedans (def. 1),


Pronunciation: (Fr. grē-yā'), [key]
— adj.
  1. cooked on a grill; broiled.
  2. having an ornamental bar or grate pattern across the open areas of a lace motif.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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