candlestick

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From Middle English candelstik, candelstikke, from Old English candelsticca (candlestick), equivalent to candle +‎ stick. Cognate with Scots candilsteke, candilstik (candlestick).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkændəlˌstɪk/, /ˈkændl̩ˌstɪk/

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candlestick (plural candlesticks)

  1. A holder with a socket or spike for a candle.
  2. A gymnastics move in which the legs are pointed vertically upward.

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