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  1. Also stoke·hold [stohk-hohld] /ˈstoʊkˌhoʊld/. fireroom.
  2. a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked.
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Origin of stokehole

First recorded in 1650–60; stoke1 + hole
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Examples from the Web for stokehole

Historical Examples

  • But with Eleanore pushing me on, I described the hell I had seen in the stokehole.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • Then I climbed down a ladder into the stokehole; nobody was there either.

  • He told her about his Caruso and the dancing team from the stokehole.

  • In the end volunteers were taken into the stokehole and the Southland was beached.

  • The after stokehole was flooded and water rolled sickeningly in the engine-pits.

    Love Stories

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

British Dictionary definitions for stokehole


  1. another word for stokehold
  2. a hole in a furnace through which it is stoked
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