graybeard

noun
gray·​beard | \ ˈgrā-ˌbird How to pronounce graybeard (audio) \

Definition of graybeard

: an old man

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Every rebound, opponents knew this literal graybeard was going to be right there, maybe grabbing the ball, maybe tipping it. Mike Jensen, chicagotribune.com, "Inside the Philadelphia basketball league for homeless men: ‘It helps me to realize who I really am’," 25 Aug. 2019 What gives Feldman conviction is not merely test results, but also the long view of a Valley graybeard. Fortune, "Seeking Big A.I. Advances, a Startup Turns to a Huge Computer Chip," 19 Aug. 2019 Lang’s futile search for a home for his graybeard reprise nicely mimicked how unsettled hippiedom’s legacy still is. Tom Carson, Los Angeles Times, "Woodstock glorified them. Tarantino barbecued them. In 2019, whither the hippie?," 15 Aug. 2019 Once stuck watching former All-Stars like Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford and Jeff Samardzija turn into dust, the Giants have seen their resident graybeards find fresh legs. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "At a Giant Crossroad: Can San Francisco Actually Trade Away Madison Bumgarner?," 24 July 2019 The wait looked to be about 2-1/2 hours, according to a venue stagehand, a graybeard in a black T-shirt. Jerry Beilinson, Popular Mechanics, "When Virtual Reality Goes Beyond Gaming," 25 Mar. 2014 Forty-year-old Manu Ginobili isn’t the only graybeard on the Spurs who is turning back the clock this season. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "‘Super pro’ Gasol also turning back the clock," 25 Dec. 2017 But aside from nabbing graybeard Carter on a one-year deal, Sacramento mostly left Jackson’s projected position (small forward) unaddressed. Chris Johnson, SI.com, "Ready-Made Rookies: Ten NBA Newcomers Worth Watching," 8 Aug. 2017 The Vikings in the second half played like a team in fear of screwing up as opposed to the confident gang of ballers who were the last threat to the graybeards of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. Brian Murphy, Twin Cities, "Murphy: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer begins offseason of ‘soul searching’," 3 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of graybeard

1565, in the meaning defined above

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