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Meaning of GRIDIRON

Pronunciation:  'grid`Iurn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the playing field on which football is played
  2. [n]  a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
 

GRIDIRON is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: football field, grid
 
 See Also: athletic field, cooking utensil, cookware, field, football stadium, playing area, playing field

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Grid"i`ron\, n. [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same
source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E.
iron. See {Griddle}.]
1. A grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over
   coals.

2. (Naut.) An openwork frame on which vessels are placed for
   examination, cleaning, and repairs.



{Gridiron pendulum}. See under Pendulum.

{Gridiron valve} (Steam Engine), a slide valve with several
   parallel perforations corresponding to openings in the
   seat on which the valve moves.

 
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