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Definition of gratin

"gratin" is probably misspelled. Trying grating instead Definition of grating

1. grating [ n ] a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Used in print:

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

It squatted low and square upon the sidewalk with a heavy iron grating supporting a glass facade .

Synonyms grating grate Related Terms barrier grille grate

2. grating [ n ] a frame of iron bars to hold a fire

Synonyms grate grating Related Terms framework stove furnace grate

3. grating [ a ] unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
Examples: "a gravelly voice"

Synonyms gravel rough rasping raspy gravelly grating Related Terms cacophonous

4. grating [ n ] optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum

Synonyms grating diffraction_grating Related Terms optical_device echelon

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