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gridiron

1. a framework above the stage in a theatre from which suspended scenery, lights, etc., are manipulated
2. 
a. the field of play in American football
b. an informal name for American football
c. (as modifier): a gridiron hero

Gridiron

 

the upper part of a theater stage, circus arena, or film studio shooting area.

Gridirons are used as a place to which to rig pulleys, lifts, and other stage equipment and on which to set up the lighting apparatus. The basic element is a latticed flooring of rectangular wooden beams. The latticed flooring makes it possible to raise or lower props at any spot on the stage. Gridirons communicate conveniently with the area they serve, with the help of work galleries and stationary fireproof fire escapes.

gridiron

A framework (usually of steel) over a theater stage and immediately below the stage-house roof; used as the structural support from which scenery and lighting equipment are hung. Also called a grid.
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