chandlery

noun
chan·​dlery | \ ˈchan(d)-lə-rē How to pronounce chandlery (audio) \
plural chandleries

Definition of chandlery

1 : a place where candles are kept
2 : the business or shop of a chandler
3 : the commodities sold by a chandler

Examples of chandlery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someday, children will be back in school, adolescents on college campuses, workers in cube farms and restaurants and retail stores, body-piercing shops, chandleries, bars. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "This Isn’t Forever. But We Can Make It Better Now.," 13 May 2020 Compère Lapin Few restaurants can claim digs in a former chandlery. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 Compère Lapin Few restaurants can claim digs in a former chandlery. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chandlery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Chandlery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chandlery. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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