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a. The field of play.
b. The game itself.
2. A metal structure high above the stage of a theater, from which ropes or cables are strung to scenery and lights.
a. A flat framework of parallel metal bars used for broiling meat or fish.
b. An object resembling such a framework.
[Middle English gridirne, lattice, grill, alteration (influenced by iren, irne, iron) of gridere, alteration of gridel; see griddle.]
nOften shortened to: grid
1. (Cookery) a utensil of parallel metal bars, used to grill meat, fish, etc
2. any framework resembling this utensil
3. (Theatre) a framework above the stage in a theatre from which suspended scenery, lights, etc, are manipulated
4. (American Football)
a. the field of play in American football
b. an informal name for American football
c. (as modifier): a gridiron hero.
[C13 gredire, perhaps variant (through influence of ire iron) of gredile griddle]
1. a football field.
2. a utensil consisting of parallel metal bars on which to broil meat or other food.
3. any framework or network resembling a gridiron.
4. a structure above the stage of a theater, from which scenery and the like are manipulated.
6. to mark off into squares.
[1250–1300; Middle English gridirne, gridir(e), gridere, alter. of gridel griddle]
The football field, marked with white lines.
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|Noun||1.||gridiron - a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat|
|2.||gridiron - the playing field on which football is played|
football stadium - a stadium where football games are held