What does the word gridiron mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A grated utensil for broiling.

Usage examples for gridiron

  1. All that happened I remember, from the time I was on the gridiron until the time I was born. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  2. Allan, said Brother John to me in a low voice as we lit our pipes, that man who stood with his back to us in front of the gridiron was the Kalubi. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Over the altar is a huge fresco, representing the saint extended upon a red- hot gridiron, and below- entered from the exterior of the church- a crypt is shown as the scene of his cruel sufferings. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare