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Noun: wick  wik
  1. Any piece of cord that conveys liquid by capillary action
    "the physician put a wick in the wound to drain it"
  2. A loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame
    - taper

Derived forms: wicks

Type of: cord

Part of: candle, kerosene lamp, kerosine lamp, oil lamp, taper, wax light

Encyclopedia: Wick, Somerset