Definition of douter in English:

douter

(also douther)

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊtə/

noun

historical
  • An implement used to extinguish a burning candle, either in the form of small hollow metal cone on the end of a handle, used to smother the flame, or (chiefly in plural) a device like a pair of tongs with a central pivot, whose broad, flat blades are made to pinch the wick.

Origin

Early 17th century. From dout + -er.