Definition of "grille" []

  • A grating of metal, wood, or another material used as a screen, divider, barrier, or decorative element, as in a window or on the front end of an automotive vehicle. (noun)
  • An opening covered with a grating. (noun)
  • A framework, esp of metal bars arranged to form an ornamental pattern, used as a screen or partition (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A grating, often chromium-plated, that admits cooling air to the radiator of a motor vehicle (noun)
  • A metal or wooden openwork grating used as a screen or divider (noun)
  • A protective screen, usually plastic or metal, in front of the loudspeaker in a radio, record player, etc (noun)
  • The opening in one corner of the receiver's end of the court (noun)
  • A group of small pyramidal marks impressed in parallel rows into a stamp to prevent reuse (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "grille" in a sentence
  • "Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. The main grille is larger, and the entire front of the car is more ventilated to provide cooling for brakes and the front Haldex differential."
  • "Also, the radiator grille is now composed of a closed, self-contained element inspired by the air intake scoop on the classic Mini."
  • "Opaque purple-colored, it offers a superb aromatic array of pain grille, pencil lead, spice box, black cherry, plum, and blueberry."