[ dou-ter, doo- ]

  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

1615–25; dial. dout (v.) (contraction of do1 + out; cf. doff, don2) + -er1

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