Grate surface
Grate Grate, n. [LL. grata, fr. L. crates hurdle; or It. grata, of the same origin. Sae Crate, Hurdle.] 1. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and cloisters. ``A secret grate of iron bars.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A frame or bed, or kind of basket, of iron bars, for holding fuel while burning. [1913 Webster]

{Grate surface} (Steam, Boiler) the area of the surface of the grate upon which the fuel lies in the furnace. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grate — Grate, n. [LL. grata, fr. L. crates hurdle; or It. grata, of the same origin. Sae Crate, Hurdle.] 1. A structure or frame containing parallel or crosed bars, with interstices; a kind of latticework, such as is used ia the windows of prisons and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grate — I [[t]greɪt[/t]] n. v. grat•ed, grat•ing 1) bui a frame of metal bars for holding fuel when burning, as in a fireplace, furnace, or stove 2) bui a framework of parallel or crossed bars used as a partition, guard, cover, or the like; grating 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • grate — grate1 grateless, adj. gratelike, adj. /grayt/, n., v., grated, grating. n. 1. a frame of metal bars for holding fuel when burning, as in a fireplace, furnace, or stove. 2. a framework of parallel or crossed bars, used as a partition, guard,… …   Universalium

  • grate — I. /greɪt / (say grayt) noun 1. a frame of metal bars for holding fuel when burning, as in a fireplace or furnace. 2. a framework of parallel or crossed bars used as a partition, guard, cover, or the like. 3. a fireplace. –verb (t) (grated,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grate — grate1 [greıt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: crata, grata something made of woven sticks , from Latin cratis; CRATE1] the metal bars and frame that hold the wood, coal etc in a ↑fireplace grate 2 grate2 v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grate — 1 noun (C) the metal bars and frame that hold the wood, coal etc in a fireplace 2 verb 1 (T) to rub cheese, fruit etc against a rough or sharp surface in order to break them into small pieces: grated carrot 2 (I) to make an unpleasant sound… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • grate — 1. v. 1 tr. reduce to small particles by rubbing on a serrated surface. 2 intr. (often foll. by against, on) rub with a harsh scraping sound. 3 tr. utter in a harsh tone. 4 intr. (often foll. by on) a sound harshly or discordantly. b have an… …   Useful english dictionary

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