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grate1

 
 
pronunciation:
greIt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a frame of crossed or parallel metal bars used as a covering or guard over an opening.
The key fell out of his pocket and through the water grate in the sidewalk.
synonyms:
grating, grid
definition 2: a frame of metal bars that holds the fuel in a furnace, stove, or fireplace.
She poked at the burning logs in the grate.
similar words:
grating