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torchère

[tawr-shair]
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noun
  1. a tall stand for a candelabrum.
  2. torchiere.

Origin of torchère

1905–10; < French, equivalent to torche torch1 + -ère, variant of -ière, feminine of -ier -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for torchere

torchère

noun
  1. a tall narrow stand for holding a candelabrum

Word Origin

C20: from French, from torche torch
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