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 With 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew and 1992 Belmont winner A.P. Indy part of his pedigree, Tapit also is the grandsire of last year’s shorter Belmont winner, Tiz the Law. Mark Inabinett |, al, 5 June 2021 Sir Winston joined his dam sire, Afleet Alex, and one of his great-grandsires Affirmed as winners of the Belmont Stakes. Mark Inabinett |,, 8 June 2019 Sir Winston's maternal grandsire is 2005 Belmont winner Afleet Alex. John Cherwa,, 7 June 2019 His great grandsire is Seattle Slew, a Triple Crown winner in 1977. Neil Greenberg,, 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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