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torchiere

[tawr-cheer] /tɔrˈtʃɪər/
noun
1.
a floor lamp for indirect lighting, having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
Also, torchère, torchier.
Origin of torchiere
variant of torchère
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Word Origin and History for torchiere
n.

also torchere, 1910, from French torchère, from torche (see torch (n.)).

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