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torchiere

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

Origin of torchiere

variant of torchère
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Word Origin and History for torchiere

n.

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

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