A torch was comprised of a stick with one end covered in a combustible substance or compound. Set on fire, it could provide light for travel or vision.
The chambers and catacombs of the Vulcan monasteries at P'Jem and T'Karath were equipped with torches. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident", "Awakening")
In 2153, Captain Jonathan Archer pointed out to T'Pol that when Vulcans landed on Earth, they were not chased with torches and pitchforks, however much Humans may have feared them. (ENT: "Horizon")
The assignment patch of the Arctic Archaeology Team featured two spears and a torch. (ENT: "Regeneration")
In an alternate 2258, Spock used a torch to scare away a Hengrauggi that was trying to eat James T. Kirk. (Star Trek)
The Viking characters in the holonovel Beowulf used torches in their shelter. (VOY: "Heroes and Demons")
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