Part of speech: noun

A grandfather; any male ancestor.

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Usage examples "grandsire":

  1. Their great- grandsire built that castle in scorn of Baron Casper in the old days; their grandsire slew my father's grandsire; Baron Nicholas slew two of our kindred; and now this Baron Frederick gives me that foul wound and kills my dear wife through my body." - "Otto of the Silver Hand", Howard Pyle.
  2. " Yes," drawled the grandsire, " it beats the Old Scratch how these youngsters have got new- fangled idears into their heads. - "A Canadian Bankclerk", J. P. Buschlen.
  3. What about the figure of your grandsire? - "Victor Ollnee's Discipline", Hamlin Garland.