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grand- +‎ sire


grandsire (plural grandsires)

  1. Grandfather.
    • 1956, C. S. Lewis, The Last Battle, Collins, 1998, Chapter 5,
      “I am going to a certain tower, one of three that were built in my grandsire’s time to guard Lantern Waste against certain perilous outlaws who dwelled there in his day. [] "
  2. Any male ancestor.
  3. Any of a number of methods of change-ringing on bells.
  4. (equestrian) The sire of a sire, paternal grandfather

Usage notes[edit]

In the equestrian sense, maternal grandfather is a damsire (i.e. sire of a dam), not a grandsire.