grid ( grids plural )
1 n-count A grid is something which is in a pattern of straight lines that cross over each other, forming squares. On maps the grid is used to help you find a particular thing or place.
...a grid of ironwork., ...a grid of narrow streets..., Many canals were built along map grid lines.
2 n-count A grid is a network of wires and cables by which sources of power, such as electricity, are distributed throughout a country or area.
...breakdowns in communications and electric power grids.
3 n-count Thegrid or thestarting grid is the starting line on a car-racing track. The Ferrari of Alain Prost will be second on the grid.
cattle grid ( cattle grids plural ) A cattle grid is a set of metal bars in the surface of a road which prevents cattle and sheep from walking along the road, but allows people and vehicles to pass.
in AM, use cattle guard
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live off the grid
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
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