- A maker or seller of candles."The chandler's basket, on his shoulder borne, With tallow spots thy coat." [Gay.]
- A dealer in other commodities, which are indicated by a word prefixed; as, ship chandler, corn chandler .
Etymology: F. chandelier a candlestick, a maker or seller of candles, LL. candelarius chandler, fr. L. candela candle. See Candle, and cf. Chandelier