A crystal chandelier.
A crystal light fixture that hangs from the ceiling over your dining room table and that has five different branches, each of which accommodates a light bulb, is an example of a chandelier.
Origin of chandelierFrench from Old French chandelabre from Classical Latin candelabrum from candela, candle
Origin of chandelierMiddle English chandeler from Old French chandelier from Vulgar Latin candēlārium alteration of Latin candēlābrum candelabrum ; see candelabrum .
- A branched, often ornate, lighting fixture suspended from the ceiling
- (auction) A fictional bidder used to increase the price at an auction. Also called a wall.
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- Europeans solved this problem by building a temporary fence with tightly bound sticks ("fascines") stacked into wooden frames ("chandeliers").