/ik sting"gwi sheuhr/, n.
1. a person or thing that extinguishes.
3. an instrument consisting of a cone-shaped cup attached to a handle or the end of a pole, for extinguishing a candle by momentarily closing off the burning wick from the air. Cf. candlesnuffer.
[1550-60; EXTINGUISH + -ER1]

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