Meaning of chandler

chan•dler

Pronunciation: (chand'lur, chänd'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who makes or sells candles and sometimes other items of tallow or wax, as soap.
  2. a dealer or trader in supplies, provisions, etc., of a specialized type: a ship chandler.
  3. a retailer of provisions, groceries, etc.

Chan•dler

Pronunciation: (chand'lur, chänd'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert.
  2. 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels.
  3. a town in central Arizona. 29,673.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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