Definitions for gridironˈgrɪdˌaɪ ərn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a football field.
a utensil consisting of parallel metal bars on which to broil meat or other food.
any framework or network resembling a gridiron.
a structure above the stage of a theater, from which scenery and the like are manipulated.
Category: Civil Engineering
Ref: grid (def. 9). 9
(v.t.)to mark off into squares.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of gridiron:
1250–1300; ME gridirne, gridir(e), gridere, alter. of gridelgriddle
a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
football field, gridiron(noun)
the playing field on which football is played
An instrument of torture on which people were secured before being burned by fire.
An iron rack or grate used for broiling flesh and fish over coals.
Any object resembling the rack or grate.
The field on which American football is played.
A generic term for American and Canadian football, particularly when used to distinguish from other codes of football.
Origin: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.
a grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over coals
an openwork frame on which vessels are placed for examination, cleaning, and repairs
a football field