or tor·chier also tor·chère
A usually tall floor lamp with a bowl-shaped part that diffuses the light or directs it upward.
Origin of torchiereFrench torchère, from torche, torch; see torch.
Variant of torchier
a floor lamp with a reflector bowl and no shade, for casting light upward so as to give indirect illumination
Origin of torchier; from French torchère, small, high candle stand ; from Old French torche: see torch