Definition of chandler in English:
1 (also ship chandler) A dealer in supplies and equipment for ships and boats.
- As he was walking past a ship chandler's shop, he was shocked to see handcuffs, leg shackles, and thumbscrews in the window.
- George Townsend Cole's Portrait of Henry Thomas Lambert, a master sail maker and ship chandler in Wapping, shows a man proud of all he has achieved.
- Buoyancy bags for instance are available from several boat manufacturers and yacht chandlers.
2 historical A dealer in household items such as oil, soap, paint, and groceries.
- Small bunches of drying herbs gathered on the tops of cupboards and on high shelves, part of their mother's trade as a chandler.
- In 1439, William Aylewyn, a chandler, obtained royal licence to buy 200 quarts of barley in Norfolk to bring to Maldon.
- I buy this from my local corn chandler at *10 per 20Kg sack.
2.1A person who makes and sells candles.
- There is also a special crafts Christmas market with workshops of gold and silversmiths, furriers, chandlers, bookbinders, and bakers at the St. Margareth's Church.
- It seemed that every trades-man in the county, from the black-smith to the chandler, came out of the wood-work to proclaim that he was beholden to them.
- The son of a tallow chandler, Collins was 14 when he arrived in Salisbury - a small town bounded by the river running alongside its High Street on its west side and Culver Street to the east.
Definition of chandler in:
- US English dictionary