[grid-ahy-ern] /ˈgrɪdˌaɪ ərn/
a football field.
a utensil consisting of parallel metal bars on which to broil meat or other food.
any framework or network resembling a gridiron.
a structure above the stage of a theater, from which hung scenery and the like are manipulated.
verb (used with object)
to mark off into squares or design with a network of squares.
a utensil of parallel metal bars, used to grill meat, fish, etc
any framework resembling this utensil
a framework above the stage in a theatre from which suspended scenery, lights, etc, are manipulated
cooking utensil, early 14c., griderne, alteration (by association with iron) of gridire (late 13c.), a variant of gridil (see griddle). Confusion of “l” and “r” was common in Norman dialect. Also a medieval instrument of torture by fire. As the word for a U.S. football field, by 1896, for its lines.
: the grid squad/ gridiron victories
A football field
noun 1. a clock pendulum having, as part of its shaft, an arrangement of brass and steel rods having different coefficients of expansion, such that the pendulum has the same length at any temperature.
- Gridiron-tailed lizard
[grid-ahy-ern-teyld] /ˈgrɪdˌaɪ ərnˌteɪld/ noun 1. .
noun, Electronics. 1. a high-resistance device that permits excessive charges on the grid to leak off or escape.
[grid-lok] /ˈgrɪdˌlɒk/ noun 1. the stoppage of free vehicular movement in an urban area because key intersections are blocked by traffic. 2. the blocking of an intersection by vehicular traffic entering the intersection but unable to pass through it. 3. any situation in which nothing can move or proceed in any direction: a financial gridlock […]