- canstick (obsolete)
From Middle English candelstik, candelstikke, from Old English candelsticca (“candlestick”), equivalent to candle + stick. Cognate with Scots candilsteke, candilstik (“candlestick”). Compare Old Norse kertastika, kertistika (“candlestick”).
candlestick (plural candlesticks)
- A holder with a socket or spike for a candle.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Matthew 5:15:
- Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
- 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 114:
- Sorcerers and other practitioners of witchcraft used to make a variety of candlestick called the Hand of Glory, chiefly from the flesh of criminals[.]
- A gymnastics move in which the legs are pointed vertically upward.
- (investing) A color-coded bar showing the open and closing price of a stock on a Japanese candlestick chart.
- Sranan Tongo: kandratiki
- (of a parachute) To catch on fire, so that the chute resembles a tapered candle with a flame on top.
- 1998, Sandler Stanley, Segregated Skies, page 104:
- Planes fell in flames, planes fell not in flames. Men fell in flames, men fell safely in their parachutes, some candlesticked.
- 2003, Heather Williams, Parachutes, Patriots and Partisans:
- Archie Jack had a second lucky escape in a later attempt when his pilot, nervous of flying over the high mountain ranges, made him jump out at a much greater altitude than was usual. What initially seemed inconsiderate saved Jack's life as his parachute 'candlesticked', ...
- 2013, Rick Atkinson, The Liberation:
- Others with chutes aflame candlesticked into the sea.
- (investing) To analyze stock behavior using Japanese candlestick charts.
- 2003, Cynthia Pirl, Intentional Investing:
- The other book I would recommend is on a technical evaluation method called “candlesticking.”
- 2014, Sarah Graves, Wreck the Halls:
- “You wouldn't happen to be the B. J. Devine who wrote the Devine candlestick formula?” I blurted, not thinking it could be true. Candlesticking is one of the trickier methods of charting stock.
- To adorn with candlesticks.
- 1962, John Wilson, The Faith of an Artist, page 71:
- The Drama's altar isn't on the stage; it is candlesticked and flowered in the box-office.
- 1988, William Reynolds, Anne Hoffman Cleaver, E. Jeffrey Stann, Voyage to the Southern Ocean, page 2:
- 3 When I get my room arranged, it will be carpeted, cushioned, curtained (one set crimson dama[s]k, one white), mirrored, silver candlesticked, etc., etc., etc.
- To form a tall, thin, tapering shape similar to a candle.
- 1957, The American Rose Annual - Volume 42, page 50:
- If cut on the individual stems at three-leaf clusters, the cane will "candlestick."
- 1976, Journal of the American Podiatry Association:
- Initially, the end of the shaft is ragged, but then begins to taper smoothly, exhibiting the "candlesticking" or "pencilling" referred to in the literature (Fig. 13).
- 1991, Renee Roszel, Valentine's Knight, page 192:
- Caught there on a candlesticked overhang of ice, Quaid turned to peer down at his buddy.