stocker

[ stok-er ]
/ ˈstɒk ər /

noun

a person or thing that stocks.
a young steer or heifer that is fed chiefly pasture or other roughage prior to more intensive feeding.Compare feeder(def 4).
Informal. stock car.

Nearby words

  1. stockbreeder,
  2. stockbreeding,
  3. stockbroker,
  4. stockbroker belt,
  5. stockbroking,
  6. stockfish,
  7. stockhausen,
  8. stockhausen, karlheinz,
  9. stockholder,
  10. stockholder of record

Origin of stocker

First recorded in 1635–45; stock + -er1

Origin of stock

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English stoc(c) stump, stake, post, log; cognate with German Stock, Old Norse stokkr tree-trunk; (v.) derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stocker

stock

/ (stɒk) /

noun

adjective

staple, standardstock sizes in clothes
(prenominal) being a cliché; hackneyeda stock phrase

verb

See also stocks

Derived Formsstocker, noun

Word Origin for stock

Old English stocc trunk (of a tree), stem, stick (the various senses developed from these meanings, as trunk of a tree, hence line of descent; structures made of timber; a store of timber or other goods for future use, hence an aggregate of goods, animals, etc); related to Old Saxon, Old High German stock stick, stump

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Word Origin and History for stocker
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Science definitions for stocker

stock

[ stŏk ]

The trunk or main stem of a tree or another plant.
A plant or stem onto which a graft is made.
A plant or tree from which cuttings and scions are taken.
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Culture definitions for stocker

stock

A share in the ownership of a corporation.

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Idioms and Phrases with stocker

stock

see in stock; lock, stock, and barrel; make a laughing stock of; take stock; take stock in.

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