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tor·chiere(tôr-shâr′, -chîr′) or tor·chier (-shâr′) also tor·chère (-shâr′)
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.]
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(Furniture) a tall narrow stand for holding a candelabrum
[C20: from French, from torche torch]
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1. a tall stand for a candelabrum.
[1905–10; < French, derivative of torche torch]
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