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A low step or ledge, especially one at the back of an altar.
- ‘The mid-century gradins - bleachers where children were seated for hours - gave way to classrooms with furniture more appropriately sized.’
Mid 19th century: from Italian gradino, diminutive of grado step.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.