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snuffer1

[snuhf-er] /ˈsnʌf ər/
noun
1.
a person who snuffs or sniffs.
2.
a person who takes snuff.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; snuff1 + -er1

snuffer2

[snuhf-er] /ˈsnʌf ər/
noun
2.
extinguisher (def 3).
3.
a person who snuffs candles.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English. See snuff2, -er1
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  • A candle snuffer is usually a small metal cup on the end of a long handle.
British Dictionary definitions for snuffer

snuffer

/ˈsnʌfə/
noun
1.
a cone-shaped implement for extinguishing candles
2.
(pl) an instrument resembling a pair of scissors for trimming the wick or extinguishing the flame of a candle
3.
(rare) a person who takes snuff
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Word Origin and History for snuffer
n.

also snuffter, "instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, with a closed box to contain the burnt smell and smoke," mid-15c., agent noun from snuff (v.1).

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