snuffer

noun (1)
snuff·​er | \ ˈsnə-fər How to pronounce snuffer (audio) \

Definition of snuffer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a device similar to a pair of scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candle usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction

snuffer

noun (2)

Definition of snuffer (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that snuffs or sniffs

First Known Use of snuffer

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Snuffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snuffer. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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