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grandfather clock

noun

Simple Definition of grandfather clock

  • : a tall clock that stands on the floor

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grandfather clock

  1. :  a tall pendulum clock that stands on the floor —called also grandfather, grandfather's clock

Origin of grandfather clock

from the song My Grandfather's Clock (1876) by Henry C. Work †1884 American songwriter


First Known Use: 1909


GRANDFATHER CLOCK Defined for Kids

grandfather clock

noun

Definition of grandfather clock for Students

  1. :  a tall clock standing directly on the floor




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