Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who uses snuff.
  • n. A candlesnuffer.
  • n. One who snuffs out candles.
  • n. An instrument resembling a pair of shears that is used for cutting the snuff from or for extinguishing candles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device made to extinguish (snuff out) a candle (candlesnuffer).
  • n. A person who uses snuff.
  • n. The common porpoise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who snuffs.
  • n. The common porpoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who snuffs.
  • n. A snuffing-pig or porpoise.
  • n. plural An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, usually fitted with a close box to receive the burnt snuff and retain the smoke and smell. Also called pair of snuffers.
  • n. Same as snuff-dish, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cone-shaped implement with a handle; for extinguishing candles
  • n. a person who uses snuff
  • n. a person who snuffs out candles

Etymologies

snuff +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "An instrument for cropping the snuff of a candle, usually fitted with a close box to receive the burnt snuff and retain the smoke and smell. Also called pair of snuffers." --CD&C

    April 19, 2012