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gridiron Explained

gridiron at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


gridiron at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1330, griderne, alteration (by association with iron) of gridire (c.1290), a variant of gridil (see griddle). Confusion of "l" and "r" was common in Norman dialect. ///

gridiron at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Origin: griddle + iron]//
1 an open frame of metal bars for cooking meat or fish over a very hot fire:
2 AmE a field marked in white lines for American football:

gridiron at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

153 Moby Thesaurus words for "gridiron":
L, R, acting area, andiron, apron, apron stage, arabesque,
archery ground, athletic field, backstage, badminton court,
band shell, bandstand, baseball field, basketball court, basketry,
basketwork, billiard parlor, board, bowling alley, bowling green,
bridge, cancellation, chain, coal tongs, coulisse, course, court,
crane, cricket ground, crook, croquet ground, croquet lawn,
cross-hatching, crossing-out, damper, diamond, dock, dressing room,
fairway, field, filigree, fire hook, fire tongs, firedog, flies,
fly floor, fly gallery, football field, forestage, fret, fretwork,
glaciarium, golf course, golf links, grate, grating, greenroom,
grid, griddle, grill, grille, griller, grillwork, gym, gymnasium,
hachure, hatching, ice rink, infield, interlacement, intertexture,
intertwinement, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice,
latticework, lifter, lightboard, links, mesh, meshes, meshwork,
net, netting, network, orchestra, orchestra pit, outfield, oval,
performing area, pit, playground, playing field, playroom, plexure,
plexus, poker, polo ground, pool hall, poolroom, pothook,
proscenium, proscenium stage, putting green, racecourse,
racket court, raddle, reticle, reticulation, reticule, reticulum,
riddle, rink, salamander, screen, screening, shell, sieve,
skating rink, soccer field, spit, squash court, stage, stage left,
stage right, stretch, switchboard, tennis court, texture,
the boards, tissue, tongs, tracery, track, trellis, trelliswork,
tripod, trivet, turf, turnspit, wattle, weave, weaving, web,
webbing, webwork, weft, wicker, wickerwork, wings

gridiron at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Crossing): crossing, intersection, level crossing, reticulation, network, mortise, net, plexus, web, mesh, twill, skein, wicker, plait, wattle, lattice, grating, grille, gridiron, fretwork, filigree.

gridiron at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a frame made of metal bars that is used for cooking meat or fish on, over an open fire: (figurative) streets laid out in a gridiron pattern
2 (AmE) a field used for American football marked with a pattern of parallel lines

Gridiron at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Gridiron \Grid"i`ron\, n. [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same
source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E.
iron. See {Griddle}.]
1. A grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over

2. (Naut.) An openwork frame on which vessels are placed for
examination, cleaning, and repairs.

gridiron at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish
or meat [syn: {grid}]
2: the playing field on which football is played [syn: {football

gridiron at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to Inter: term » iron.
Category: File - :Nyam!.jpg|thumb|A gridiron


*Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈɡɹɪdʌɪən/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An instrument of torture on which people were secured before being burned by fire. Inter: defdate » from 13th c.
    1. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.32:
    2. :I know, there have been found seely boores, who have rather endure to have their feet broiled upon a Greedyron, their fingers ends crusht and wrung with the lock of a Pistoll, their eyes all bloody to be thrust out of their heads with wringing and wresting of a cord about their foreheads, before they would so much as be ransomed.
    3. An iron rack or grate used for broiling flesh and fish over coals. Inter: defdate » from 14th c.
    4. Any object resembling the rack or grate. Inter: defdate » from 15th c.
    5. Inter: American footbal » l The field on which American football is played. Inter: defdate » from 19th c.
    6. Inter: uncountabl » e American football.
    7. 1995 October 3, Peter O′Shea, Sports: Out on the field, Category: w - :The Advocate|The Advocate, %22gridiron+players%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XuhuT5_QCNGImQXR25iVBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gridiron%20player%22|%22gridiron%20players%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 54,
    8. : He represented Australia in this year′s rugby tour of England and is as well-known in Australia as any top gridiron player is in the United States.
    9. 2001, Category: w - :Langston Hughes|Langston Hughes, Dolan Hubbard, Jackie Robinson: First Negro in Big League Baseball: 1919—, The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 12: Works for Children and Young Adults, %22gridiron+players%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XuhuT5_QCNGImQXR25iVBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gridiron%20player%22|%22gridiron%20players%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 106,
    10. : So Jackie′s name became known far and wide as an exceptional gridiron player.
    11. 2009, Deborah Healey, Sport and the Law, reference note, Category: w - :University of New South Wales|UNSW Press, %22gridiron+players%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XuhuT5_QCNGImQXR25iVBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gridiron%20player%22|%22gridiron%20players%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 271,
    12. : 119 Yasser (1985) cites the famous US example of gridiron player Dick Butkus of the Chicago Bears.
    13. Inter: Australia » and|New Zealand A generic term for American and Canadian football, particularly when used to distinguish from other codes of football.


      * football field

      Related terms

      * grid


      Inter: trans-top » rack or grate for broiling

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ritilä
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Rost|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|graticola|f, Inter: t+ » it|ferri
    • Inter: trreq » es

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » any object resembling rack or grate
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ritilä, Inter: t- » fi|ristikko
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|inferriata|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: trreq » es

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedi » a
    • Inter: commonslit » e

    Translation: et » gridiron
    Translation: el » gridiron
    Translation: eo » gridiron
    Translation: io » gridiron
    Translation: mg » gridiron
    Translation: my » gridiron
    Translation: pl » gridiron
    Translation: ru » gridiron
    Translation: te » gridiron
    Translation: vi » gridiron
    Translation: zh » gridiron