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ˈgrɪdˌaɪ ərngrid·iron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grid, gridironnoun

    a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat

  2. football field, gridironnoun

    the playing field on which football is played

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  1. Gridironnoun

    (Naut.) An openwork frame on which vessels are placed for examination, cleaning, and repairs.3. (Sport) A football field; -- so called because of the resemblance of the parallel marked yard lines to a gridiron.

    Etymology: [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E. iron. See Griddle.]

Wiktionary

  1. gridironnoun

    An instrument of torture on which people were secured before being burned by fire.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

  2. gridironnoun

    An iron rack or grate used for broiling flesh and fish over coals.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

  3. gridironnoun

    Any object resembling the rack or grate.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

  4. gridironnoun

    The field on which American football is played.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

  5. gridironnoun

    American football.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

  6. gridironnoun

    A generic term for American and Canadian football, particularly when used to distinguish from other codes of football.

    Etymology: Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gridironnoun

    a grated iron utensil for broiling flesh and fish over coals

    Etymology: [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E. iron. See Griddle.]

  2. Gridironnoun

    an openwork frame on which vessels are placed for examination, cleaning, and repairs

    Etymology: [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E. iron. See Griddle.]

  3. Gridironnoun

    a football field

    Etymology: [OE. gredire, gredirne, from the same source as E. griddle, but the ending was confused with E. iron. See Griddle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gridiron

    grid′ī-urn, n. a frame of iron bars for broiling flesh or fish over the fire: a frame of wood or iron cross-beams to support a ship during repairs.—v.t. to cover with parallel bars or lines.—n. Grid, a grating of parallel bars: a gridiron: (elect.) a battery-plate somewhat like a grating, esp. a zinc plate in a primary battery, or a lead plate in a secondary or storage battery. [M. E. gredire, a griddle. From the same source as griddle; but the term. -ire became confused with M. E. ire, iron.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gridiron

    A solid timber stage or frame, formed of cross-beams of wood, for receiving a ship with a falling tide, in order that her bottom may be examined. The Americans also use for a similar purpose an apparatus called a screw-dock, and another known as the hydraulic-dock.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gridiron in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gridiron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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