Definition of chandler noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːndlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃændlər//
(also ship’s chandler)
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a person or shop/store that sells equipment for ships Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a candle maker or candle seller): from Old French chandelier, from chandelle ‘candle’, from Latin candela, from candere ‘be white, glisten’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chandler

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