grandmother's clock

or grandmother clock


noun

a pendulum clock similar to a grandfather's clock but shorter.

Nearby words

  1. grandma moses,
  2. grandmamma,
  3. grandmaster,
  4. grandmother,
  5. grandmother clock,
  6. grandmotherly,
  7. grandnephew,
  8. grandness,
  9. grandniece,
  10. grandpa

Origin of grandmother's clock

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for grandmother clock

grandmother clock

noun

a longcase clock with a pendulum, about two thirds the size of a grandfather clock
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