gasolier

[ gas-uh-leer ]
/ ˌgæs əˈlɪər /

noun

a chandelier furnished with gaslights.

Nearby words

  1. gaslit,
  2. gasman,
  3. gasogene,
  4. gasohol,
  5. gasolene,
  6. gasoline,
  7. gasometer,
  8. gasometric,
  9. gasometric analysis,
  10. gasometry

Origin of gasolier


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Examples from the Web for gasolier

  • The lady who was cousin to a baronet had shifted her chair beneath the gasolier, her eyes bent on her everlasting crochet work.

  • The gasolier trembled, the floor throbbed, the little goblin dwelling pulsated as if it were alarmed.

    The Judge|Rebecca West


British Dictionary definitions for gasolier

gasolier

gaselier

/ (ˌɡæsəˈlɪə) /

noun

a branched hanging fitting for gaslights

Word Origin for gasolier

C19: from gas + (chand) elier

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