verb (used with or without object), coked, cok·ing.
- coitus interruptus,
- coitus reservatus,
- coke oven,
- coke, sir edward,
Origin of coke1
verb (used with object)
Origin of coke2
Examples from the Web for coking
Of household coal there is only 96 square miles out of the total 750, all the remainder being steam or coking and gas coal.Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects|John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
He it was who took our Mr. Coleman to Wigan in England and explained the process of washing and coking the dross from coal mines.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
France needs the German coal for coking as badly as Germany needs the French iron ore.The Economic Aspect of Geology|C. K. Leith
It is less than ten miles from Snoqualmie coking coal,Charcoal cheaply produced.A Report on Washington Territory|William Henry Ruffner
The peat burns below, and the heat generated in the coking, warms the air of the drying house.Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel|Samuel William Johnson
Word Origin for coke
"residue of fuel," 1690s, northern English dialect, perhaps a variant of Middle English colke "core, charcoal" (c.1400), itself possibly related to -colc, an Old English word for "pit," which perhaps would give it a sense of "what is left in the pit after a fire."
soft drink, 1909, shortening of brand name Coca-Cola.
shortened form of cocaine, 1908, American English.