What does the word grate mean?

Usage examples for grate

  1. " Yes, burn every trace of it," Hugh said, watching the child as she picked up piece by piece, and threw them into the grate. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Brinn again rested his chin in his hand, staring fixedly into the grate. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  3. There was a sea- coal fire in the grate, for the day was raw and the glow welcome. – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy