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Dictionary Definition

sconce

Noun

1 a candlestick with a flat side to be hung on the wall
2 a forbidding stronghold [syn: redoubt]

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English

Noun

  1. A light fixture (see sconce (light fixture)).
  2. A fortification (see sconce (fortification)).

Verb

  1. to impose a fine, a forfeit, or a mulct.
  2. to shut up in a sconce; to imprison.

Extensive Definition

Sconce may refer to any of the following:

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