Etymology
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grille (n.)

"ornamental grating," 1660s, from French grille (fem.) "grating," from Old French greille "gridiron," from Latin craticula "gridiron, small grill" (see grill (n.)). "The distinction in Fr[ench] between grille and grill ... appears to date from about the 16th c." [OED].

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Definitions of grille

grille (n.)
small opening (like a window in a door) through which business can be transacted;
Synonyms: wicket / lattice
grille (n.)
grating that admits cooling air to car's radiator;
Synonyms: radiator grille
grille (n.)
a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate;
Synonyms: grill / grillwork
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