grillage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originated 1770–80 from French grillage.

Noun[edit]

grillage (plural grillages)

  1. a foundation of crisscrossing timber or steel beams, usually for spreading heavy loads over large areas.

References[edit]

  • grillage” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • grillage” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originated 1730's from grille + -age.

Noun[edit]

grillage m (plural grillages)

  1. trellis (of wire or plastic); wire netting
    • Le grillage n'est pas assez serré. — The trellis is not tight enough.
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Verb[edit]

grillage

  1. first-person singular present indicative of grillager
  2. third-person singular present indicative of grillager
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of grillager
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of grillager
  5. second-person singular imperative of grillager

Etymology 2[edit]

Originated 1740's from griller + -age.

Noun[edit]

grillage m (plural grillages)

  1. grilling.
    • Le grillage des saucisses est à point. — The sausages are grilled to medium-rare.

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