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EtymologyEdit

candle +‎ holder

NounEdit

candleholder (plural candleholders)

  1. A device for holding one or more lit candles
    • 2007 September 5, “Brooklyn: Man Killed in Fall”, in New York Times[1]:
      When officers arrived, the man, whose name was not released, confronted them with a metal candleholder, officials said.
    Hyponyms: candelabrum, candlestick, girandole
  2. (historical) A person who holds a candle to assist another person who is working in dim light.
  3. (dated, by extension) One who renders another slight assistance, or humours them.

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