Part of speech: noun

A grated utensil for broiling.

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Usage examples "gridiron":

  1. All that happened I remember, from the time I was on the gridiron until the time I was born. - "Irish Fairy Tales", 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", 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", Augustus J.C. Hare.