Chandler



a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap.
a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type:
a ship chandler.
a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc.
Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert.
Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels.
a town in central Arizona.
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a dealer in a specified trade or merchandise: corn chandler, ship’s chandler
a person who makes or sells candles
(Brit, obsolete) a retailer of grocery provisions; shopkeeper
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Raymond (Thornton). 1888–1959, US thriller writer: created Philip Marlowe, one of the first detective heroes in fiction
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“maker or seller of candles,” late 14c., attested as a surname from late 13c. (also, from early 14c. “candle-holder;” see chandelier), from Old French chandelier (n.2) “candle-maker, candle-seller; person in charge of lighting a household, monastery, etc.,” from Latin candelarius, from candela “candle” (see candle). Native candleman is attested from mid-13c.

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