noun Etymology: back-formation from gridiron Date: 1839 1. grating 2. a. (1) a perforated or ridged metal plate used as a conductor in a storage battery (2) an electrode consisting of a mesh or a spiral of fine wire in an electron tube (3) a network of conductors for distribution of electric power; also a network of radio or television stations b. a network of uniformly spaced horizontal and perpendicular lines (as for locating points on a map); also something resembling such a network <
a road grid
c. gridiron 3; broadly football 3. the starting positions of cars on a racecourse 4. a device in a photocomposer on which are located the characters to be exposed as the text is composed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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