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See also: Chandler
From Middle English chaundeler, from Old French chandelier, from Latin candelarius (“a candle-maker; a candlestick”), from the Latin candela (“a candle”); compare the English term candle.
chandler (plural chandlers)
- A person who makes or sells candles.
- Synonym: candler
- (historical) A servant in a large household responsible for providing candles.
- A dealer in (a specific kind of) provisions or supplies; especially a ship chandler.
person who makes or sells candles
dealer in provisions or supplies
- “chandler”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “chandler”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- Alternative form of chaundeler
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