Gridiron valve
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 coals. [1913 Webster]

2. (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[1]. [PJC]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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