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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for torchiere

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper