Origin of grandfather clockafter such a clock in the song "My Grandfather's Clock" (c. 1875) by H. C. Work, United States songwriter
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A pendulum clock enclosed in a tall, narrow cabinet.
Origin of grandfather clockFrom the song My Grandfather's Clock by Henry Clay Work (1832-1884), American songwriter
(plural grandfather clocks)
- A longcase clock.
From a song by American songwriter Henry Work, based on a clock in the George Hotel, Yorkshire, England, which stopped keeping time after its owner died.