torcher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

torch +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

torcher ‎(plural torchers)

  1. One who torches something
    The torchers of buildings must be dealt with.
  2. (obsolete) One who gives light with a torch, or as if with a torch.
  3. (music) A torch song
    • 1988, August 26, “Neil Tesser”, in Montgomery, Plant & Stritch[1]:
      [] their set includes a Patsy Cline torcher and reaches some sort of peak with a 29-song Irving Berlin medley.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin torqueō ‎(twist, turn)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

torcher

  1. to wipe with a cloth etc to remove dirt
  2. to flare (burn off excess gas at a petroleum drilling site)

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References[edit]

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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