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[kan-dl-hohl-der] /ˈkæn dlˌhoʊl dər/
a holder for a candle; candlestick.
Origin of candleholder
1585-95; candle + holder Unabridged
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Examples from the web for candleholder
  • Then he used a tall wooden candleholder on the opposite side of the table to balance the statues' height.
  • First solder the candleholder to the center of the bottom.
  • Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.
  • The glue connecting the candleholder could fail causing the candleholder to fall apart.
  • Put candles in a non-tip candleholder before you light them.
  • Make sure the candleholder is big enough to collect dripping wax.
  • Then take the candleholder out and turn it upside down.
  • In one of the daintiest the candleholder is a small pond lily supported by its grace fully curved stem upon a lily pad.
British Dictionary definitions for candleholder


a holder, usually ornamental, with a spike or socket for a candle
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