1. Usually candlesnuffers. a scissorlike instrument for removing the snuff of candles, tapers, etc., usually with a small box for catching the trimmed wick.Also called snuffer.Compare extinguisher(def 3).

Origin of candlesnuffer

First recorded in 1545–55; candle + snuffer2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The candlesnuffer, who perhaps may have been a bad wit, crossed the stage just after wards, and likewise bowed to the goddess.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt