Pronunciation: (gril),[key] —n. 1. a grated utensil for broiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc., over a fire; gridiron.
2. a dish of grilled meat, fish, etc. Cf. mixed grill. 3. grillroom.
4. Philately.a group of small pyramidal marks, embossed or impressed in parallel rows on certain U.S. and Peruvian stamps of the late 19th century to prevent erasure of cancellation marks.
—v.t. 1. to broil on a gridiron or other apparatus over or before a fire.
2. to subject to severe and persistent cross-examination or questioning.
3. to torment with heat.
4. to mark with a series of parallel bars like those of a grill.