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Why is a football field called the gridiron?

April 8, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Football

A gridiron is a grated utensil on which food is broiled over a fire. Hence, figuratively, any network, as of pipes, railway tracks, etc., is called a gridiron. The term was applied to a football field because it is rectangu­lar in shape and is traversed every five yards by white lines, which produce a gridiron …

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