can·​dle·​stick ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce candlestick (audio)
: a holder with a socket for a candle

Examples of candlestick in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candlestick was before the 12th century

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“Candlestick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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can·​dle·​stick -ˌstik How to pronounce candlestick (audio)
: a holder with a socket for a candle

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