torchier


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tor·chiere

 (tôr-shâr′, -chîr′) or tor·chier (-shâr′) also tor·chère (-shâr′)
n.
A usually tall floor lamp with a bowl-shaped part that diffuses the light or directs it upward.

[French torchère, from torche, torch; see torch.]

torch·y

 (tôr′chē)
adj. torch·i·er, torch·i·est
Of, relating to, or typical of a torch song or torch singer.

torchier

(ˈtɔːtʃɪə) or

torchiere

n
(Furniture) a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
[C20: from torchère]
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