Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In candle-making, a little disk, usually of tin-plate or plaster of Paris, which serves to support in an upright position the wick of a night-light, and prevents its falling over when the light has nearly burned out.
  • noun One who or that which sustains.
  • noun A sufferer.
  • noun In entomology, same as sustentor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, sustains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who sustains.

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

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sustain +‎ -er.

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