is the term traditionally referring to a pair
(or more) of large, decorative candlesticks often shaped as a column
or pedestal and having several arms or branches for holding candles
. A single
example of such lighting devices is known as a candelabrum
. A special kind of candelabrum is the Jewish menorah
. While unnecessary today because of electrical interior lighting, candle-burning candelabra and traditional candlesticks
are often used in modern homes as accessories, or as part of the interior design
Since electrification, the collective term candelabra also has become a common designation for small-based incandescent light bulbs used in chandeliers and other (primarily decorative) lighting fixtures.
In the United States and Canada, the plural term candelabra also is a nickname for radio masts and radio towers with multiple tops. Examples include the Mont Royal Candelabra in Montréal, Québec, the KXTV/KOVR/KCRA Tower, UHF Candelabra, KSMO Candelabra Tower, KMBC/KCWE Candelabra Tower, and Madison Candelabra Tower.