candlelighter
noun Date: 15th century 1. one who lights the candles for a ceremony 2. a long-handled implement with a taper and a candlesnuffer that is used for the ceremonial lighting and extinguishing of candles

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • candlelighter — n. person who lights candles for a ceremony; tool having a long handle and slender candle and a candlesnuffer used for lighting and extinguishing of candles at ceremonies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candlelighter — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: candle + lighter : an ecclesiastical implement made with a long handle surmounted by a wick on one side and a bell like candlesnuffer on the other and used for the ceremonial lighting and extinguishing of… …   Useful english dictionary

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