- a person or thing that stokes.
- a laborer employed to tend and fuel a furnace, especially a furnace used to generate steam, as on a steamship.
- Chiefly British. the fireman on a locomotive.
- a mechanical device for supplying coal or other solid fuel to a furnace.
Origin of stoker
- Bram [bram] /bræm/Abraham Stoker, 1847–1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula.
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Examples from the Web for stoker
But early vampire myths were a far cry from the sleek, cloaked version Stoker described.Bulgaria’s Vampire Graveyards
October 15, 2014
My hope with Stoker was that the audience would invest in the characters.
You submitted the first draft of Stoker under a pseudonym, Ted Foulke.
Yes, the prequel is called Uncle Charlie and I wrote it while we were negotiating the sale of Stoker.
I think that speaks to the core of the uncle/niece dynamic in Stoker.
The stoker with whom I was talking was a very intelligent and very advanced individual.My Double Life
For two years he was a stoker—on ships of all kinds all over the world.The Harbor
An engineman and a stoker were leaning over the bulwark to cool themselves.The Manxman
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
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- a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship
C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke
- 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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