Definition of grandfather clock in English:

grandfather clock

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  • A clock in a tall free-standing wooden case, driven by weights.
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    • Since the clock was a grandfather clock it was cherry wood and shiny.
    • The pendulum of the grandfather clock sways as the second hand moves seemingly unbearably slow.
    • The tall grandfather clock against the wall chimed once and Luigi jumped out of his chair.

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