American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lighted torch.
- n. A large ornamental candlestick.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flaming torch of any kind; specifically, a light made of thick wicks covered with wax or other inflammable material, and used at night in illuminations, processions, etc.
- n. In decorative art, a candlestick, especially a large and showy one, as of bronze, or one of decorative material.
- n. One of the set of kettles used in the open-kettle process of sugarmaking, so called because the flames of the furnace strike it with most force.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance (anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the like); hence, any torch.
- n. a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)
- From French flambeau. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see flame. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“This done, he re-entered the cavern, turned to his left, fixed his new kind of flambeau upright against the wall, poured the liquor in the wax cup, and then went out again to procure fire.”
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