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torchère

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noun tor·chère \ˌtȯr-ˈsher\

Definition of torchère

  1. 1 :  a tall ornamental stand for a candlestick or candelabra

  2. 2 also torchiere \-ˈsh(y)er\ :  an electric floor lamp giving indirect light



Origin of torchère

French, from torche torch


First Known Use: 1904


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