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stoker

[stoh-ker] /ˈstoʊ kər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that stokes.
2.
a laborer employed to tend and fuel a furnace, especially a furnace used to generate steam, as on a steamship.
3.
Chiefly British. the fireman on a locomotive.
4.
a mechanical device for supplying coal or other solid fuel to a furnace.
Origin of stoker
1650-1660
1650-60; < Dutch, equivalent to stok(en) to stoke1 + -er -er1
Related forms
stokerless, adjective

Stoker

[stoh-ker] /ˈstoʊ kər/
noun
1.
Bram
[bram] /bræm/ (Show IPA),
(Abraham Stoker) 1847–1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula.
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  • The stoker with whom I was talking was a very intelligent and very advanced individual.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • For two years he was a stoker—on ships of all kinds all over the world.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • An engineman and a stoker were leaning over the bulwark to cool themselves.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • I'd have you to know, Mrs. stoker, that my uncle was a banister of the law.

  • It was an odd thing to see—the stoker, and the Jek, who did not stand as tall.

    The Stoker and the Stars Algirdas Jonas Budrys (AKA John A. Sentry)
British Dictionary definitions for stoker

stoker

/ˈstəʊkə/
noun
1.
a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke

Stoker

/ˈstəʊkə/
noun
1.
Bram, original name Abraham Stoker. 1847–1912, Irish novelist, author of Dracula (1897)
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Word Origin and History for stoker

1650s, agent noun from stoke (v.).

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