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Grating (IPA: /ˈɡɹeɪtɪŋ/)

Grating (p. pr. &. vb. n.)

of Grate

Grating (n.)

A partition, covering, or frame of parallel or cross bars; a latticework resembling a window grate; as, the grating of a prison or convent.

Grating (n.)

A system of close equidistant and parallel lines lines or bars, especially lines ruled on a polished surface, used for producing spectra by diffraction; -- called also diffraction grating.

Grating (n.)

The strong wooden lattice used to cover a hatch, admitting light and air; also, a movable Lattice used for the flooring of boats.

Grating (a.)

That grates; making a harsh sound; harsh.

Grating (n.)

A harsh sound caused by attrition.