grandfather clock

noun

Definition of grandfather clock

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

Origin and Etymology of grandfather clock

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


GRANDFATHER CLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

grandfather clock

noun

Definition of grandfather clock for English Language Learners

  • : a tall clock that stands on the floor


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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