American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Material formed into grilles or a grille.
- n. The mesh of metal wire or bars which makes up a decorative metal grating
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. netting made of wires.
- n. a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate.
- n. mesh netting made of wires
- n. a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate
- grill + work (Wiktionary)
“Images of Christ’s life are executed as variations on traditional Chinese paper cutouts, and the surrounding grillwork is based on Qing Dynasty window designs found in a busy Shanghai market.”
“That first night, lying beside him on our mutual bed after the muffling pillow had been crammed against the grillwork was another of my special memories.”
“The architecture, with its elegant stucco and grillwork, blended Islamic and Hindu styles in a composite known as Indo-Saracenic.”
“However, as this is a world of cars, each is imaginatively fashioned from wheels, fenders, grillwork and other motor vehicle parts.”
“Doris swings the Fiat out wide and explodes the entire shell of her car against the truck's grillwork with a sound so hard Boland thinks it's behind him.”
“Tony Cisek's excellent set consists of wood painted to look like ornate grillwork; the decorative grating reinforces the idea of a palace laden with secrets and eavesdroppers with the means to hear them.”
“I walk through the streets of Buenos Aires and stop for a moment, perhaps mechanically now, to look at the arch of an entrance hall and the grillwork on the gate; I know of Borges from the mail and see his name on a list of professors or in a biographical dictionary.”
“Created in part from art deco grillwork, marble and light fixtures reclaimed from the old Philadelphia Civic Center, the bar area is a beaut.”
“Look through the open grillwork of the 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Touring Berlinetta, another car with a gorgeously slicked-back front end -- it may be the most beautiful automobile, ever -- and you see that there's a foot or more of empty space before the engine begins.”
“What happens is activists can soften the steel and I can bend it into a new grillwork.”
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