cresset

noun
cres·​set | \ ˈkre-sət How to pronounce cresset (audio) \

Definition of cresset

: an iron vessel or basket used for holding an illuminant (such as oil) and mounted as a torch or suspended as a lantern

First Known Use of cresset

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cresset

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from creisse, gresse grease — more at grease

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