Meaning of GRATING in English


ˈgrād.]iŋ, -āt], ]ēŋ\ noun

( -s )

Etymology: grate (I) + -ing

1. : a partition, covering, or frame of parallel bars or crossbars : a latticework resembling a window grate : grate 2


a. : a strong usually wooden lattice used on shipboard in fair weather to cover a hatch and still admit light and air

b. : a movable lattice used for flooring (as of a boat)

c. gratings plural : the openwork metal floors and platforms of an engine room and boiler room in a ship

3. : a system of close equidistant and parallel lines or bars (as ruled on a polished surface) used for producing spectra by diffraction

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