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 (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.]


or tor•chier

(tɔrˈtʃɪər, -ˈʃɪər)

a floor lamp having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
[variant of torchère]


A slender decorative candlestand, often with a tripod base.


n (also torchiere lamp)Deckenfluter m, → Lampe ffür indirekte Beleuchtung
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