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grandsire Line breaks: grand|sire
Pronunciation: /ˈɡran(d)sʌɪə/

Definition of grandsire in English:


1 archaic term for grandfather.
Example sentences
  • ‘Then you would know your great grandsires,’ he murmured in an awed voice.
  • ‘Cuvee inherited his great speed from his sire, Carson City, and his grandsire, Mr. Prospector,’ Beck said.
  • To me, you are as loved as my grandsire; not blindly feared and obeyed.
2 Bell-ringing A particular method of change-ringing involving an odd number of bells.

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