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grandfather clock

n.
A pendulum clock enclosed in a tall, narrow cabinet.

[From the song My Grandfather's Clock, by Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), American songwriter.]

grandfather clock

n
(Horology) any of various types of long-pendulum clocks in tall standing wooden cases, usually between six and eight feet tall. Also called: longcase clock

grand′father

(or grand′father's) clock`,


n.
a pendulum floor clock having a case as tall as or taller than a person; tall-case clock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grandfather clock - a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow casegrandfather clock - a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
pendulum clock - a clock regulated by a pendulum
casing, shell, case - the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
Translations
ساعة دقّاقَه في إطار خَشَبي
vysoké stojací hodiny
bornholmerurstandur
padlón álló ingaóra
gólfklukka
stojacie hodiny
sarkaçlı duvar saati

grandfather clock

nStanduhr f, → Großvateruhr f

grandfather clock

norologio a pendolo

grandfather

(ˈgrӕnfaːðə) grandmother (ˈgrӕnmaðə) , grandparent (ˈgrӕnpeərənt) noun
the father or mother of one's father or mother.
grandfather clock
a clock with a tall usually wooden case which stands on the floor.
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