• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Electrolier A branching frame, often of ornamental design, to support electric illuminating lamps.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n electrolier A bracket, pendant, or stand, often with branches, and ornamented, used for supporting incandescent electric lamps.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Electrolier a device for suspending a group of incandescent lamps
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formed from electric, in imitation of chandelier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. electrum—Gr. elektron, amber, in which electricity was first observed.


In literature:

A sudden burst of light flooded the room, the radiation being indirect and proceeding from electroliers sunken behind the ceiling cornice.
"The Gates of Chance" by Van Tassel Sutphen
With a sudden movement Gertrude jerked the cord of the electrolier on the table.
"Cap'n Dan's Daughter" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Then she shifts sudden to another chair, where she has me under the electrolier, facin' her, and I knows that I'm let in for something.
"Wilt Thou Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Margaret sought out a small bundle tied to the electrolier on the right hand side of the hall.
"Ethel Morton's Holidays" by Mabell S. C. Smith
Mr. Bangs lit the electrolier, and, motioning Quin to a chair, sat down heavily.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
On its top, directly in the glare of light from an electrolier overhead, was spread a large black silk handkerchief.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Beyond this pile of ore, near the center of the room, twenty feet above the concrete floor, there was a large hanging electrolier.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
It was clad from head to foot in a long coat of black silk, which shimmered in the half-light of the electrolier.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
But it was not the furnishing or the rich little gilt table by the bedside or the hanging electrolier which attracted T.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
The powerful electrolier overhead cast its light full on Howard's haggard face and on the captain's scowling features.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
Beyond this pile of ore, near the center of the room, twenty feet above the concrete floor, there was a large hanging electrolier.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
The thief stepped toward him and directly under the electrolier, while the others in the room stood like statues, looking on.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
A six-globed electrolier blazed close overhead.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
In the glittering electrolier wires mingled with pipes, and bulbs with globes.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 15" by Various
Next instant, I was blinking under the dazzling electrolier.
"The Haunted Pajamas" by Francis Perry Elliott
The half-dozen lights in the electrolier illuminated the place brightly, revealing a fine, handsome room furnished with taste and comfort.
"In White Raiment" by William Le Queux
A brown parchment shade shrouded the electrolier on the table.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau