A football player.


(American Football) informal US an American football player


(ˈgrɪd ər)

Informal. a football player.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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Art Hurd, a former standout gridder at Gardner High School and later the University of Maryland, was the first baseball coach at the school and in 1963 was named football coach.
ISU Intercepts Halftime Honor for Gridder Trice," Des Moines Register, October 4, 1983.
Hitachi's MiraiBio subsidiary has become a player in the arrayer/ gridder and hybridization/fluidics markets.
White was alluding to contract offers withdrawn from the now-retired gridder in the wake of his remarks about minority groups.
The 6-foot-4 Gates, now 28, was an all-state high school gridder in Michigan but chose basketball over football at Kent State, and - like Pollard - was an undrafted free agent when he signed with the Chargers.
John's, a two-time All-Yankee Conference gridder at UMass; Togo Palazzi, a two-time All-American at Holy Cross and the NIT MVP; John Andreoli, Holy Cross Hall of Famer who played pro football with the Redskins and Patriots; J.
The COD Chaparral gridders have three remaining games for the 2014 season.
99) is designed for gridders eight years old and up, and comes with a junior football (for easy gripping) and 16 clips that act as "flags," offering four-on-four play in almost any conditions.
Hamilton's adopted son George Parkin Grant, the philosopher at McMaster University, made at least one published reference to the local gridders.
The injury-riddled Hart gridders, minus a number of key starting players, simply were no match for Burroughs, the area's top CIF offensive outfit.
Back in the old days, men were men and gridders played in the mud and sawdust, or maybe a little grass if they were lucky.
Staying with the football theme in the fall, the Doherty High gridders were featured as they enjoyed a terrific first half of the season, winning four of its opening five games, including a stunning upset of highly ranked Holy Name.