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snuffer

noun snuff·er \ ˈsnə-fər \

Definition of snuffer

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

First Known Use of snuffer

15th century


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snuffer

noun

Definition of snuffer

:one that snuffs or sniffs

First Known Use of snuffer

circa 1610


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