grand·​dad | \ ˈgran-ˌdad How to pronounce granddad (audio) \
variants: or grandad

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Bob Jensen said the stocky boat, which is 13 feet wide and brought in up to 900 pounds of fish on good days, was probably his granddad’s second or third commercial fishing vessel. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A 1945 fishing tug gets a new life as a tour boat in Michigan," 2 Aug. 2019 Father's Day is approaching fast, and there's no one gift that will fit every dad, granddad or male figure in your life. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "17 gadgets that make perfect Father's Day gifts," 6 June 2019 Dads and granddads will receive a free root beer float with the purchase of any meal. Weldon Johnson, azcentral, "Father's Day is coming: Here's how to treat your dad right," 10 June 2019 Buried treasure, his granddad thought — and smiled. Mike Klingaman,, "How a Columbia gardener turns his tiny plot into a full-fledged feast," 4 June 2019 Then, a vast smorgasbord of layered jackets and coats, iterating a range of ’80s vibes: hints of a boy’s view of dad’s Armani-gray officewear, granddad’s country tweeds, and classic throwback rock-idol leather jackets and leopard-spot drape coats. Vogue, "The Top 12 Collections of the Fall 2019 Menswear Season," 23 Jan. 2019 Watershed moment for not only my granddad but also Louis. Fox News, "Coast Guard commandant talks Florence rescue efforts," 14 Sep. 2018 Though the stylish boots and new job are certainly a perk, Abby starts to hone in on what the calendar is really leading her to after a conversation with her granddad. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Netflix Just Released the Trailer for the New Christmas Movie 'The Holiday Calendar'," 23 Oct. 2018 The difference is akin to the way strapping on a sterile smartwatch lacks the emotional resonance of wearing granddad's Rolex. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?," 2 Aug. 2018

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1764, in the meaning defined above

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