torchère

noun
tor·​chère | \ ˌtȯr-ˈsher How to pronounce torchère (audio) \

Definition of torchère

1 : a tall ornamental stand for a candlestick or candelabra
2 or less commonly torchiere \ ˌtȯr-​ˈsh(y)er \ : an electric floor lamp giving indirect light

First Known Use of torchère

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for torchère

French, from torche torch

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“Torchère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torch%C3%A8re. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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