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 It’s not a car, or a gun, or a knife, or a shovel, or a candlestick — all of which can be used with homicidal intention, but are mostly used for traveling, hunting, eating, gardening, and setting the mood, respectively. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "‘You Can’t Be Pro-Life Unless . . .’," 27 Mar. 2021 Pietila died after being beaten with a candlestick. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, "Minnesota homes with star auras or dark histories hold a strange fascination," 29 Jan. 2021 Drill one hole in the center of the log, and position the remaining holes 3 inches on-center to the left and right of the center hole. Finish the candlestick with two coats of spray polyurethane. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Toss That X-Mas Tree: Let's Make Something Instead," 26 Dec. 2020 They’re sturdily made of mostly metal and fit a wide range of interior designs, thanks to their traditional candlestick base and neutral tones. Popular Science, "Bedside table lamps to brighten your sleep space," 15 Sep. 2020 Raskin is a butcher and baker (though not yet a candlestick maker). Soleil Ho,, "The Bay Area has a thrilling new Instagram pastry scene. Here are three to try," 10 Sep. 2020 The first things my mom buys on a trip are candlesticks and salt. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, "Writer Fanny Singer and Her Mother, Chef Alice Waters, on What Travel Means to Them," 3 Apr. 2020 See the table set for Shabbat dinner — complete with challah and candlesticks — in the 325-square-foot home once inhabited by the Levines, a garment-working family with six children. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, "A Museum Devoted to Survivors Now Faces its Own Fight to Live," 21 Apr. 2020 France retained certain elements (like the candlestick lights fixtures) from the original 1906 structure, then added in modern touches and a palette of brass, gray, black, and white. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Queer Eye Star Tan France's Handsome Home Has a Candle Closet and "Instagram Bathroom"," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of candlestick

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Candlestick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of candlestick

: an object with a small hole in the middle for holding a candle


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

Kids Definition of candlestick

: a holder for a candle

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