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  1. a chandelier furnished with gaslights.
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Origin of gasolier

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Historical Examples

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

    Passing of the Third Floor Back

    Jerome K. Jerome

  • 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



  1. a branched hanging fitting for gaslights
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Word Origin

C19: from gas + (chand) elier
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