Definition of grillwork in US English:



  • Metal bars or wires arranged to form a grille.

    ‘round deep windows covered with iron grillwork’
    • ‘Throughout the nation, structures built of concrete bricks, corrugated iron roofs, and iron grillwork have replaced other forms of housing.’
    • ‘Many houses have grillwork over the windows and balconies on the upper floors.’
    • ‘Behind the thick cast-iron grillwork you'll find an ordinary metal mailbox.’
    • ‘Mr Guy was allowed into the building on the weekend before the demolition for a last look and to take some of the remaining lighting equipment and the art deco grillwork.’
    • ‘The Parisian theme continues into the casino area, where 90 table games are situated beneath attractive verdigris grillwork.’
    grid, latticework, fretwork, open framework, openwork, trellis, trelliswork, network, mesh, web, webbing, netting, net, tracery, interlacing, reticulation, reticulum, grate, grating, grille, criss-cross, matrix
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