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candlestick

[kan-dl-stik]
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noun
  1. a device having a socket or a spike for holding a candle.

Origin of candlestick

before 1000; Middle English candelstikke, Old English candelsticca. See candle, stick1
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  • Then, quite suddenly, he snatched up a candlestick to hurl at Mr. Caryll.

    The Lion's Skin

    Rafael Sabatini

  • You are looking more like a candlestick than you are looking like him.

    The O'Ruddy

    Stephen Crane

  • She half dropped her candlestick on the stone floor and sprang to the windlass.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • At one side of the clock was a small Bible, at the other a candlestick.

    Left on the Labrador

    Dillon Wallace

  • When I got near the bed I struck a match and looked for the candlestick.

    The Shrieking Pit

    Arthur J. Rees


British Dictionary definitions for candlestick

candlestick

candleholder (ˈkændəlˌhəʊldə)

noun
  1. a holder, usually ornamental, with a spike or socket for a candle
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Word Origin and History for candlestick

n.

Old English candelsticca; see candle + stick (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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