Definition of gasolier in English:

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gasolier

Pronunciation: /ɡasəˈlɪə/
(also gaselier)

noun

A chandelier with gas burners rather than light bulbs or candles.
Example sentences
  • Controversy arose last week over the auction of seven gasoliers and an organ.
  • A welcoming fire filled the great fireplace, restored Grecian gasoliers hung overhead, and the acoustic-friendly gallery was soon filled with my technically-imperfect Schumann.
  • The flickering soft light I had seen through the window came from a gasolier that hung over the table.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from gas, on the pattern of chandelier.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gaso|lier

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