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Middle English gridirne lattice, grill alteration (influenced by iren, irne iron) of gridere alteration of gridel griddle
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Origin uncertain; the ending was assimilated to iron.
The railway map of the state thus has roughly the appearance of a gridiron.
The city was laid out as a gridiron of parallel streets, each of which had an attendant subterranean canal.
The prophecy was fulfilled, and Lawrence was sentenced to be burnt alive on a gridiron.
Of this the chief wits and great men of the nation were members and its badge was a gridiron.
In this way, the things that you should consider are quite different than the functional purposes a jersey can serve on the gridiron.
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