Grillage meaning

grĭl'ĭj
A network or frame of timber or steel serving as a foundation, usually on ground that is wet or soft.
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A framework of beams laid crosswise, used as a support or foundation, as for a building on soft ground.
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A foundation of crisscrossing timber or steel beams, usually for spreading heavy loads over large areas.
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Origin of grillage

  • French from Old French trellis from greille gridiron grill
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Originated 1770–80 from French grillage.
    From Wiktionary