Definitions for: Flambeau


[n] a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)



Webster (1913) Definition: Flam"beau; n.; pl. Flambeauxor Flambeaus. [F.,
fr. OF. flambe flame, for flamble, from L. flammula a little
flame, dim. of flamma flame. See Flame.]
A flaming torch, esp. one made by combining together a number
of thick wicks invested with a quick-burning substance
(anciently, perhaps, wax; in modern times, pitch or the
like); hence, any torch.

See Also: torch


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