from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A network or frame of timber or steel serving as a foundation, usually on ground that is wet or soft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a foundation of crisscrossing timber or steel beams, usually for spreading heavy loads over large areas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A framework of sleepers and crossbeams forming a foundation in marshy or treacherous soil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In engineering, a framework composed of heavy beams laid longitudinally and crossed at right angles by similar beams notched upon them, used to sustain a foundation and prevent it from settling unevenly in soil of unequal compressibility.
- n. In lace, a background of separate bars or brides, not woven together into a texture.
The rooms are panelled in carved cedar-wood, and there is charming "grillage" iron-work in the fanlights and outside gates.
"The work is timber grillage, but otherwise the materials are largely Roman."
In one design, the conventional gate is backed up by a grillage of embedded steel rods extending across the opening, behind the gate slot.
If by any accident the shell should be damp in the interior, they are to be heated and dried, on the grillage prepared for that purpose.
Each arch ring was reinforced by a grillage of longitudinal and transverse rods.
It lay behind ramparts of coal, of grillage timbers and piling, of shedded cement barrels, and tons of steel.
The screens are in the form of a steel grillage, set on inclined guides in concrete masonry, and are removable by means of a crane.
Base-plates, bearing plates, and grillage beams shall be figured on the assumption that the maximum bending moments are under the centre of bearing.
- to cook au gratin; a dish cooked in that manner gratinây grillage grêeàzh grotesquerie grotéskery gruyère gruyére guillotine gilətêen
De loin en loin, un peu de lune entrait par le grillage d’une fenêtre haute et m’aidait à m’orienter.