taperstick

noun
ta·​per·​stick | \ ˈtā-pər-ˌstik How to pronounce taperstick (audio) \

Definition of taperstick

: a candlestick that holds tapers

First Known Use of taperstick

1546, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about taperstick

Share taperstick

Statistics for taperstick

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for taperstick

The first known use of taperstick was in 1546

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on taperstick

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with taperstick

Comments on taperstick

What made you want to look up taperstick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!