- a framework of parallel or latticed bars set in a window, door, etc.
- parallel bars or crossbars, sometimes curved or patterned, in a framework set in a sidewalk, ship's hatchway, etc.
- diffraction grating
Origin of gratingfrom grate + -ing
- harsh and rasping
- irritating or annoying
Origin of gratingpresent participle of grate
- A grill or network of bars set in a window or door or used as a partition; a grate.
- A diffraction grating.
- A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.
- A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.
- The loose material that comes from something being grated.
- Add a few gratings of nutmeg to the hot milk.
- An optical system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction.
- (nautical, in the plural) The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable lattice used for the flooring of boats.
- Present participle of grate.