Sconce



noun
1.
a bracket for candles or other lights, placed on a wall, mirror, picture frame, etc.
2.
the hole or socket of a candlestick, for holding the candle.
noun
1.
Fortification. a small detached fort or defense work, as to defend a pass, bridge, etc.
2.
a protective screen or shelter.
verb (used with object), sconced, sconcing.
3.
Fortification. to protect with a sconce.
4.
Obsolete. to protect; shelter.
verb (used with object), sconced, sconcing.
1.
(at English universities, especially formerly) to fine (an undergraduate) for a breach of rules or etiquette.
noun
2.
a fine so imposed.
noun
1.
the head or skull.
2.
sense or wit.
noun
1.
a bracket fixed to a wall for holding candles or lights
2.
a flat candlestick with a handle
noun
1.
a small protective fortification, such as an earthwork
verb (transitive)
1.
to challenge (a fellow student) on the grounds of a social misdemeanour to drink a large quantity of beer without stopping
2.
(obsolete) to fine (a student) for some minor misdemeanour
noun
3.
the act of sconcing
4.
a mug or tankard used in sconcing
noun (archaic)
1.
the head or skull
2.
sense, brain, or wit

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