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snuff·er 1

 (snŭf′ər)
n.
One who uses snuff.

snuff·er 2

 (snŭf′ər)
n.
1.
a. A candlesnuffer.
b. One who snuffs out candles.
2. snuffers An instrument resembling a pair of shears that is used for cutting the snuff from or for extinguishing candles.

snuffer

(ˈsnʌfə)
n
1. (Antiques) a cone-shaped implement for extinguishing candles
2. (Antiques) (plural) an instrument resembling a pair of scissors for trimming the wick or extinguishing the flame of a candle
3. (Brewing) rare a person who takes snuff

snuff•er1

(ˈsnʌf ər)

n.
a person who snuffs or sniffs.
[1600–10]

snuff•er2

(ˈsnʌf ər)

n.
1. Usu., snuffers. a scissorlike instrument for removing the snuff of candles, tapers, etc.
2. a small cup or cone with a handle used to smother a candle flame.
[1425–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snuffer - a cone-shaped implement with a handlesnuffer - a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
2.snuffer - a person who snuffs out candles
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.snuffer - a person who uses snuff
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
Translations

snuffer

[ˈsnʌfəʳ] Nmatacandelas m inv snuffers pair of snuffers (= scissors) → apagaderas fpl

snuffer

nKerzenlöscher m; snuffersLichtputzschere f
References in classic literature ?
He looked about him for an offensive weapon, caught up the snuffers, and, before applying them to the cabbage-headed candle, lunged at the sleeper as though he would have run him through the body.
Mr Flintwinch made a movement with the snuffers, as if he would have enforced silence on his companion by putting them down his throat; the companion, coming to himself, said, rubbing his eyes,
For example, if we conceive the recent discovery of gas to be so much improved and adapted to domestic use, as to supersede all other modes of producing domestic light; we can already suppose, some centuries afterwards, the heads of a whole Society of Antiquaries half turned by the discovery of a pair of patent snuffers, and by the learned theories which would be brought forward to account for the form and purpose of so singular an implement.
I well know that these Crappoes of Frenchmen are but poor devils in the fishery; sometimes lowering their boats for breakers, mistaking them for Sperm Whale spouts; yes, and sometimes sailing from their port with their hold full of boxes of tallow candles, and cases of snuffers, foreseeing that all the oil they will get won't be enough to dip the Captain's wick into; aye, we all know these things; but look ye, here's a Crappo that is content with our leavings, the drugged whale there, I mean; aye, and is content too with scraping the dry bones of that other precious fish he has there.
Wopsle's great-aunt's sitting-room and bed-chamber - being but faintly illuminated through the agency of one low-spirited dip-candle and no snuffers.
The observation every day at noon, and the subsequent working of the vessel's course, was, as may be supposed, a feature in our lives of paramount importance; nor were there wanting (as there never are) sagacious doubters of the captain's calculations, who, so soon as his back was turned, would, in the absence of compasses, measure the chart with bits of string, and ends of pocket- handkerchiefs, and points of snuffers, and clearly prove him to be wrong by an odd thousand miles or so.
Receiver and Agent now, to two rich estates, and deputing their legal business, in an amount worth having, to a firm of solicitors on the floor below, he had snuffed out his ambition (supposing him to have ever lighted it), and had settled down with his snuffers for the rest of his life under the dry vine and fig-tree of P.
There was no sound through the house but the moaning wind, which shook the windows every now and then, the faint crackling of the coals, and the click of my snuffers as I removed at intervals the long wick of the candle.
There were oysters at the top, sausages at the bottom, a pair of snuffers in the centre, and baked potatoes wherever it was most convenient to put them.
Snuffer began private practice in 2004 at Weston Family Medical Care in Weston, W.
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