General English

Cars & Driving

  • noun a grating that admits cooling air to the radiator


  • Any grating or openwork barrier used to cover an opening in a wall, floor, paving, etc., for decoration, protection, or concealment.
  • A louvered or perforated panel usedto cover an air duct opening in a wall, ceiling, or floor.
  • Any screen or grating that allows air into a ventilating duct.


  • A grating composed of metal, wood, or another material, which serves as a protective barrier and/or for decoration.
  • A covering across the front of a speaker which provides protection and decorative appeal. Also called speaker grille.

Real Estate

  • noun a pattern or lattice of bars, especially in front of a window.