- a grandfather.
- a forefather.
- an aged man.
Origin of grandsire
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Examples from the Web for grandsire
His grandsire would not tell him of these things; perhaps his grandsire did not know.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
And presently, chagrined with failure, the culprit was before his grandsire.
The fame of his grandsire, the Tickell of Addison, was not hurt by the descent to him.The English Spy
When I was a youth, his grandsire was my friend; I had some fancies then myself.Alroy
It was Joseph, the grandsire of Napoleon, who received them.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
- an archaic word for grandfather
- bell-ringing a well-established method used in change-ringingSee method (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for grandsire
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