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Chandler

Noun

1 United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959) [syn: Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler]
2 a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
3 a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints

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Etymology

From chandelier.

Noun

  1. A person who makes or sells of candles
  2. A dealer in (a specific kind of) provisions or supplies
    a ship chandler

Extensive Definition

Chandler is a surname, derived from the profession: A chandler is someone who makes or sells candles and/or soap. Chandler may also refer to a retail dealer in special supplies or equipment, for example a corn chandler or a ship's chandler.

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chandler in German: Chandler
chandler in French: Chandler
chandler in Italian: Chandler
chandler in Japanese: チャンドラー
chandler in Polish: Chandler
chandler in Volapük: Chandler

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