torchy

[tawr-chee]

Origin of torchy

1620–30, in sense “full of torches”; 1940–45 for this sense; torch1 + -y1

torchiere

[tawr-cheer]
noun
  1. a floor lamp for indirect lighting, having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
Also torchère, tor·chier.

Origin of torchiere

variant of torchère
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British Dictionary definitions for torchier

torchier

torchiere

noun
  1. a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination

Word Origin for torchier

C20: from torchère
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Word Origin and History for torchier

torchiere

n.

also torchere, 1910, from French torchère, from torche (see torch (n.)).

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