What does the word torch mean?

Usage examples for torch

  1. Mr. Haydon took the torch from the native woman and looked at the roof above his head. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  2. I wish I had a torch to scare them off. – The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone by Margaret A. McIntyre
  3. I stick de torch here for light. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne