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For the self-propelled artillery, see Grille (artillery). For the cooking equipment, see grill (cooking). For the powered vehicle elements, see Grille (motor vehicle). For other uses, see grill (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with grill.

A grille or grill (French word from Latin craticula, small grill) is an opening of several slits side by side in a wall or metal sheet or other barrier, usually to let air or water enter and/or leave but keep larger objects including animals in or out.[1]


  1. ^ "Grille, Grill, n." def. 1.a. Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009