grandsire

noun
grand·​sire | \ ˈgran(d)-ˌsī(-ə)r How to pronounce grandsire (audio) \

Definition of grandsire

1 or grandsir \ ˈgran(t)-​sər How to pronounce grandsire (audio) \, dialect : grandfather sense 1a
2 archaic : forefather
3 archaic : an aged man
4 : a dam's or sire's sire used of an animal

Examples of grandsire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sir Winston joined his dam sire, Afleet Alex, and one of his great-grandsires Affirmed as winners of the Belmont Stakes. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al.com, "Belmont Stakes 2019: Results, payouts, order of finish," 8 June 2019 Sir Winston's maternal grandsire is 2005 Belmont winner Afleet Alex. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Jon White’s final Belmont Stakes rankings," 7 June 2019 His great grandsire is Seattle Slew, a Triple Crown winner in 1977. Neil Greenberg, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Kentucky Derby post draw, odds and picks: Everything you need to know," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of grandsire

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grandsire

Middle English

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“Grandsire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grandsire. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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