bobeche

noun
bo·​beche | \ bō-ˈbesh How to pronounce bobeche (audio) , -ˈbāsh \

Definition of bobeche

: a usually glass collar on a candle socket to catch drippings or on a candlestick or chandelier to hold suspended glass prisms

First Known Use of bobeche

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bobeche

French bobèche

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“Bobeche.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bobeche. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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