can·​dle·​stick | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce candlestick (audio) \

Definition of candlestick

: a holder with a socket for a candle

Examples of candlestick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair formalized their partnership, and the collection grew to encompass, in addition to the doorstop and drawer pulls, a bowl, a candlestick, a table lamp, a necklace, and, yes, a drum key—all available in weighty, hand-finished brass or steel. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 2 Feb. 2022 In addition to tapers, which are thin, cylindrical and grow more slender toward one end, there are pillar candles, which have more heft and girth, requiring a candlestick with a wider space to insert or support them. New York Times, 12 Jan. 2022 Most egregious of all, to draw a connection with Disney’s dancing teapots, candelabra and the like, Mr. Burchard has set things like the gilt-bronze candlestick and two porcelain figures on rotating bases. Eric Gibson, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 And, instead of a candlestick or a revolver, murder weapons include things like a pickleball paddle and a selfie stick. Lacey Vorrasi-banis,, 14 Dec. 2021 As legend has it, one of her guests snuck into her bedroom in the dead of night and attempted to harm her, but Honoria whacked him in the head with a candlestick. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 This classic whodunnit has been around since the late 1940s, so players have been guessing 'Miss Scarlett in the study with the candlestick' for over 60 years. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2021 Here, silhouettes of Mrs Potts (the teapot), Cogsworth (the clock) and Lumiere (the candlestick) are cut from metal and entwined with leaves and roses in the railing. Amelia Tait,, 29 Aug. 2021 Hi Mike, Your brass candlestick is done in colonial styling with a tall, substantial stature. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of candlestick

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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can·​dle·​stick | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌstik How to pronounce candlestick (audio) \

Kids Definition of candlestick

: a holder for a candle

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