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grandfather clock

noun

: a tall clock that stands on the floor

Full Definition of GRANDFATHER CLOCK

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

:  a tall clock standing directly on the floor

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