gasolier

noun

gas·​olier ˌga-sə-ˈlir How to pronounce gasolier (audio)
: a gaslight chandelier

Word History

Etymology

alteration of gaselier, from gas + -elier (as in chandelier)

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gasolier was in 1849

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“Gasolier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gasolier. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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