Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Material formed into grilles or a grille.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The mesh of metal wire or bars which makes up a decorative metal grating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. netting made of wires.
  • n. a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. mesh netting made of wires
  • n. a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate

Etymologies

grill +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Keeping Faith

  • 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.

    Restoree

  • The architecture, with its elegant stucco and grillwork, blended Islamic and Hindu styles in a composite known as Indo-Saracenic.

    India’s New Face

  • However, as this is a world of cars, each is imaginatively fashioned from wheels, fenders, grillwork and other motor vehicle parts.

    Lightning McQueen is Back in Worldwide Adventure 'Cars 2'

  • 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.

    The Last of Boland

  • 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.

    Theater review: Folger Theatre's 'Henry VIII'

  • 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.

    Mark Axelrod: "Spanish Is a Language of the Ghetto"; or, Newt y Yo

  • Created in part from art deco grillwork, marble and light fixtures reclaimed from the old Philadelphia Civic Center, the bar area is a beaut.

    Good news on Capitol Hill

  • 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.

    'The Allure of the Automobile' at Atlanta's High Museum by Blake Gopnik

  • What happens is activists can soften the steel and I can bend it into a new grillwork.

    Christal Smith: Profiles in Counter Intuition : Temple Grandin on Working from the Inside

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