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torchère

[ tawr-shair ]
/ tɔrˈʃɛər /
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noun

a tall stand for a candelabrum.

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Origin of torchère

1905–10; <French, equivalent to torchetorch1 + -ère, variant of -ière, feminine of -ier-ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for torchère

torchère
/ (tɔːˈʃɛə) /

noun

a tall narrow stand for holding a candelabrum

Word Origin for torchère

C20: from French, from torche torch
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