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douter

[dou-ter, doo-] /ˈdaʊ tər, ˈdu-/
noun
1.
an implement for snuffing out candles, consisting either of a scissorlike device with two broad flat blades or of a cone at the end of a handle.
Origin of douter
1615-1625
1615-25; dial. dout (v.) (contraction of do1 + out; cf. doff, don2) + -er1
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