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Noun: sconce  skón(t)s
  1. A shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
     
  2. A small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate
     
  3. A candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce
     
  4. A decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light

Derived forms: sconces

Type of: bracket, earthwork, fort, fortress, light, light source, shelter, wall bracket

Encyclopedia: Sconce