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      n  
1       See       gridiron  
2    a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc., for locating points  
3    a grating consisting of parallel bars  
4    the grid   the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc., by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed  
5      (N.Z.)      short for       national grid  
6      (Also called)    control grid     (Electronics)  
a    an electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode  
   See also       screen grid       suppressor grid  
b    (as modifier)  
the grid bias     
7       See       starting grid  
8    a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance  
9    any interconnecting system of links  
the bus service formed a grid across the country     
     (C19: back formation from gridiron)  
  gridded      adj  


cattle-grid  
      n   a grid of metal bars covering a hollow or hole dug in a roadway, intended to prevent the passage of livestock while allowing vehicles, etc., to pass unhindered  
control grid  
      n     (Electronics)      another name for       grid       6   in a tetrode or pentode   in a tetrode or pentode  
grid bias  
      n   the fixed voltage applied between the control grid and cathode of a valve  
grid declination  
      n   the angular difference between true north and grid north on a map  
grid reference  
      n   a method of locating a point on a map or plan by a number referring to the lines of a grid drawn upon the map or plan and to subdivisions of the space between the lines  
grid variation  
      n     (Navigation)   the angle between grid north and magnetic north at a point on a map or chart,   (Also called)    grivation  
national grid  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a network of high-voltage power lines connecting major power stations  
2    a grid of metric coordinates used by the Ordnance Survey in Britain and Ireland and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department and printed on their maps  
screen grid  
      n     (Electronics)   an electrode placed between the control grid and anode of a valve and having a fixed positive potential relative to the grid. It acts as an electrostatic shield preventing capacitive coupling between grid and anode, thus increasing the stability of the device,   (Sometimes shortened to)    screen      See also       suppressor grid  
starting grid  
      n     (Motor racing)   a marked section of the track at the start where the cars line up according to their times in practice, the fastest occupying the front position  
suppressor grid  
      n   an electrode placed between the screen grid and anode of a valve. Its negative potential, relative to both screen and anode, prevents secondary electrons from the anode reaching the screen  
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gridiron  
      n  
1    a utensil of parallel metal bars, used to grill meat, fish, etc.  
2    any framework resembling this utensil  
3    a framework above the stage in a theatre from which suspended scenery, lights, etc., are manipulated  
4   
a    the field of play in American football  
b    an informal name for American football  
c    (as modifier)  
a gridiron hero        (Often shortened to)    grid         
     (C13 gredire, perhaps variant (through influence of ire iron) of gredile griddle)  


cattle-grid  
      n   a grid of metal bars covering a hollow or hole dug in a roadway, intended to prevent the passage of livestock while allowing vehicles, etc., to pass unhindered  
control grid  
      n     (Electronics)      another name for        grid              6   in a tetrode or pentode   in a tetrode or pentode  
grid         
      n  
1       See       gridiron  
2    a network of horizontal and vertical lines superimposed over a map, building plan, etc., for locating points  
3    a grating consisting of parallel bars  
4    the grid   the national network of transmission lines, pipes, etc., by which electricity, gas, or water is distributed  
5      (N.Z.)      short for        national grid         
6      (Also called)    control grid     (Electronics)  
a    an electrode situated between the cathode and anode of a valve usually consisting of a cylindrical mesh of wires, that controls the flow of electrons between cathode and anode  
   See also       screen grid       suppressor grid  
b    (as modifier)  
the grid bias     
7       See       starting grid  
8    a plate in an accumulator that carries the active substance  
9    any interconnecting system of links  
the bus service formed a grid across the country     
     (C19: back formation from gridiron)  
  gridded      adj  
grid bias  
      n   the fixed voltage applied between the control grid and cathode of a valve  
grid declination  
      n   the angular difference between true north and grid north on a map  
grid reference  
      n   a method of locating a point on a map or plan by a number referring to the lines of a grid drawn upon the map or plan and to subdivisions of the space between the lines  
grid variation  
      n     (Navigation)   the angle between grid north and magnetic north at a point on a map or chart,   (Also called)    grivation  
national grid  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a network of high-voltage power lines connecting major power stations  
2    a grid of metric coordinates used by the Ordnance Survey in Britain and Ireland and in New Zealand by the New Zealand Lands and Survey Department and printed on their maps  
screen grid  
      n     (Electronics)   an electrode placed between the control grid and anode of a valve and having a fixed positive potential relative to the grid. It acts as an electrostatic shield preventing capacitive coupling between grid and anode, thus increasing the stability of the device,   (Sometimes shortened to)    screen      See also       suppressor grid  
starting grid  
      n     (Motor racing)   a marked section of the track at the start where the cars line up according to their times in practice, the fastest occupying the front position  
suppressor grid  
      n   an electrode placed between the screen grid and anode of a valve. Its negative potential, relative to both screen and anode, prevents secondary electrons from the anode reaching the screen  

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live off the grid exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)

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