Grid"i`ron (?), n. [OE. gredire, gredirne, from tthe 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 coals.

2. Naut.

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

3. Sport

A football field.

Gridiron pendulum. See under Pendulum. -- Gridiron valve Steam Engine, a slide valve with several parallel perforations corresponding to openings in the seat on which the valve moves.

 

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