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English noun: sconce

1. sconce (artifact) a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather


Broader (hypernym)shelter, shelter

2. sconce (artifact) a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate


Broader (hypernym)earthwork, fort, fortress

3. sconce (artifact) a candle or flaming torch secured in a sconce


Broader (hypernym)light, light source

4. sconce (artifact) a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or other sources of light


Broader (hypernym)bracket, wall bracket









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