torchère

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

French, from torche torch

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of torchère was in 1904

Dictionary Entries Near torchère

Cite this Entry

“Torchère.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torch%C3%A8re. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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