grit

(redirected from gritting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.
Related to gritting: gritting teeth

grit

1. any coarse sandstone that can be used as a grindstone or millstone
2. Engineering an arbitrary measure of the size of abrasive particles used in a grinding wheel or other abrasive process

Grit

 

cemented gravel with the texture of sandstone. Grit is widely distributed among sedimentary formations. Its presence is evidence of the intensive erosion of more ancient layers, and it indicates the proximity of a shoal, dry land, or rises (positive forms of basin bottom relief).

grit

[grit]
(geology)
A hard, sharp granule, as of sand.
A coarse sand.
(materials)
An abrasive material composed of angular grains.
(petrology)
A sandstone composed of angular grains of different sizes.

grit

A granular abrasive material (e.g., consisting of particles of aluminum oxide or silicon carbide) which is used to coat cloth, paper, or wheels for sanding, grinding, or polishing; also used to provide a nonslip finish to a surface.
References in periodicals archive ?
More than 80% of councils have already placed grit bins for residents to use and the gritting fleets for most areas are armed with state-of-the-art GPS technology.
The council also has a fleet of 29 gritting vehicles, two snow blowers based in the rural areas and five gully tankers which are available to assist anywhere in the county where flooding is caused by rapid snow melt.
The council has 29 gritting vehicles, two snow blowers based in the rural areas and five gully tankers.
Following last year's very severe winter we have made some amendments to the gritting routes we carry out.
SPT requires the provision of an uninterrupted gritting service to a number of SPT sites across the Strathclyde area during mainly the winter season, with the successful tenderer using a professional weather forecasting service and providing full customer administration.
The lack of gritting pavements, the lack of consulting which roads to be gritted.
But I think its wrong to complain that our gritting team isn't doing its job unless colleagues have evidence that is the case in their area.
An additional concern is that salt supplies are often in short supply, hence, available stocks are targeted at ensuring the council's agreed gritting route network is treated.
The AA/Populus survey of the association's 20,000 members found that 75% believed that local highway authorities across the UK had "not done very well" gritting minor roads.
Coventry City Council admit their lorries are still gritting private land despite halving salt levels on city roads to conserve stocks.
The stark warning came as the council admitted it had already begun rationing salt usage on its regular gritting network after the Government asked all councils to cut usage by 25 per cent.
Gritting pavements could save the NHS money and the whole country millions in lost manpower and sickness.