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torchère

[tawr-shair] /tɔrˈʃɛər/
noun
1.
a tall stand for a candelabrum.
2.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < French, equivalent to torche torch1 + -ère, variant of -ière, feminine of -ier -ier2
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torchère

/tɔːˈʃɛə/
noun
1.
a tall narrow stand for holding a candelabrum
Word Origin
C20: from French, from torchetorch
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