adjective, torch·i·er, torch·i·est.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a torch song or a torch singer.
- a floor lamp for indirect lighting, having its source of light within a reflecting bowl that directs the light upward.
- a standing lamp with a bowl for casting light upwards and so giving all-round indirect illumination
also torchere, 1910, from French torchère, from torche (see torch (n.)).