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[kan-dl-stik] /ˈkæn dlˌstɪk/
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 Unabridged
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  • With an effort, he stooped and took up the candlestick and set it on the table.

    Cecilia F. Marion Crawford
  • Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, And Jack jump over the candlestick.

  • Since it stands six or eight feet in height, this candlestick is a notable and conspicuous object.

  • He found a match and struck it, but his candlestick was empty.

    Here and Now Story Book Lucy Sprague Mitchell
  • The next moment she had taken up her candlestick and glided from the room.

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • He put the letter under the candlestick and closed his eyes.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for candlestick


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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