grille

(redirected from grilles)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

grille

also grill  (grĭl)
n.
1. A grating of metal, wood, or another material used as a screen, divider, barrier, or decorative element, as in a window or on the front end of an automobile.
2. An opening covered with a grating.

[French, from Old French greille; see grill.]

grille

(ɡrɪl) or

grill

n
1. (Building) Also called: grillwork a framework, esp of metal bars arranged to form an ornamental pattern, used as a screen or partition
2. (Automotive Engineering) Also called: radiator grille a grating, often chromium-plated, that admits cooling air to the radiator of a motor vehicle
3. (Furniture) a metal or wooden openwork grating used as a screen or divider
4. (Electronics) a protective screen, usually plastic or metal, in front of the loudspeaker in a radio, record player, etc
5. (Tennis) real tennis the opening in one corner of the receiver's end of the court
6. (Philately) a group of small pyramidal marks impressed in parallel rows into a stamp to prevent reuse
[C17: from Old French, from Latin crātīcula fine hurdlework, from crātis a hurdle]

grille

or grill

(grɪl)

n.
1. a grating or openwork barrier, as for a gate, usu. of metal and often of decorative design.
2. an opening covered by grillwork for admitting air to cool the engine of an automobile or the like.
3. a perforated screen used to cover something, as a loudspeaker.
4. a ticket window covered by a grating.
[1655–65; < French, Old French; see grill1]
grilled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grille - small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transactedgrille - small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"
stump - (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
2.grille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiatorgrille - grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
grating, grate - a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
3.grille - a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate; "he cooked hamburgers on the grill"
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
Translations

grille

[grɪl] Nrejilla f; [of window] → reja f; (= screen) → verja f

grille

[ˈgrɪl] n
(on counter)grillage m
[car radiator] → calandre fgrill room nrôtisserie f

grille

nGitter nt; (on window) → Fenstergitter nt; (to speak through) → Sprechgitter nt; (Aut) → Kühlergrill m

grille

[grɪl] ngrata (Aut) → griglia
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite the potential for tragedy, officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District have failed to comply with a 14-month-old state requirement for security grilles on portable classrooms to have latches to let children escape in a fire.
School board member Julie Korenstein, who spearheaded the safety reform after the problem was disclosed in the Daily News, wonders why it is taking so long to install the new, safer grilles.
We told the district last year to move immediately to ensure all the portables have breakout grilles,'' she said.
A Los Angeles school board panel has recommended equipping classroom window security grilles with safety latches and requiring two doors for all new portable classrooms.
Wednesday's vote by the Los Angeles Unified School District's safety committee follows the disclosure in the Daily News last week that the grilles were being bolted outside windows despite concerns from principals, teachers and students that the screens could turn classrooms into deathtraps in the event of a fire.
I feel we have to err on the side of safety,'' said board President Julie Korenstein, who issued a moratorium last week on the installation of the grilles.
Los Angeles school board President Julie Korenstein on Tuesday temporarily halted installation of all window security grilles at school campuses, pending the outcome of an investigation by a district safety committee.
The Daily News disclosed Saturday that the grilles were being installed despite concerns from principals, teachers and students that the screens would block window exits in the event of a fire, turning classrooms into death traps.
Los Angeles school officials continued installation of bolted security grilles on classroom windows Monday despite concerns that students and teachers could be trapped in the event of fire.
But Steve Soboroff, chairman of the Proposition BB citizens oversight committee, called continuing to mount security grilles ridiculous and said more oversight of such expenditures is needed.
Contractors are bolting security grilles outside windows at 750 Los Angeles school campuses in a $14 million upgrade that teachers, parents and students fear could turn classrooms into deathtraps.
Fearful that students and teachers would be trapped in a fire, Chatsworth High School administrators had the newly installed grilles removed from the windows of eight portable classrooms Friday - even as the devices were being mounted outside classrooms elsewhere.