Definition of snuffer in English:


Syllabification: snuff·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsnəfər
(also candlesnuffer)


1A small hollow metal cone on the end of a handle, used to extinguish a candle by smothering the flame.
More example sentences
  • Many experts believe that you should use a snuffer when extinguishing flames.
  • Francesca used the snuffer to extinguish all but one candle.
  • To prevent flying sparks and spattering wax, use a snuffer instead of blowing out the flame.
1.1 (usually snuffers or candlesnuffers) An implement resembling scissors with an inverted metal cup attached to one blade, used to extinguish a candle or trim its wick.
More example sentences
  • He later claims that he and his wife are as ‘united… as the candlestick and the snuffers.’
  • Plates, chalices, candleholders, candle snuffers, bells, knives, incense burners, and such items are obviously made for more than just Circle use.
  • The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

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