a floor lamp for indirect lighting, having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
Also, torchère, torchier.

variant of torchère Unabridged
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torchier or torchiere (ˈtɔːtʃɪə)
a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
[C20: from torchère]
torchiere or torchiere
[C20: from torchère]

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Example sentences
If you have torchiere fixtures with halogen lamps, consider replacing them with compact fluorescent torchieres.
If you have torchiere lamps with halogen bulbs, consider replacing them with compact fluorescent torchieres.
Torchieres make it possible to change the ambiance within a space by moving the torchiere or dimming the lamp.
Torchiere means a portable electric lamp with a reflector bowl that directs light upward to give indirect illumination.
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