Definition of grandsire in English:

grandsire

noun

  • 1

    archaic term for grandfather
    • ‘To me, you are as loved as my grandsire; not blindly feared and obeyed.’
    • ‘‘Cuvee inherited his great speed from his sire, Carson City, and his grandsire, Mr. Prospector,’ Beck said.’
    • ‘It was a little while after the boy's granddam and grandsire had resigned, and Greni had returned with more grumbling, but looking considerably lighter of mood, that Naoise had noted the boy's inquisitive stares.’
    • ‘‘Then you would know your great grandsires,’ he murmured in an awed voice.’
    • ‘It never occurred to me that you might not realize he was your father or grandfather, or great grandsire or whatever.’
  • 2Bell-ringing
    A particular method of change-ringing involving an odd number of bells.

Pronunciation:

grandsire

/ˈɡran(d)sʌɪə/