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stoker

[ stoh-ker ]
/ ˈstoʊ kər /
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noun
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.
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Origin of stoker

1650–60; <Dutch, equivalent to stok(en) to stoke1 + -er-er1

OTHER WORDS FROM stoker

stok·er·less, adjective

Other definitions for stoker (2 of 2)

Stoker
[ stoh-ker ]
/ ˈstoʊ kər /

noun
Bram [bram] /bræm/ Abraham Stoker, 1847–1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula.
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British Dictionary definitions for stoker (1 of 2)

stoker
/ (ˈstəʊkə) /

noun
a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship

Word Origin for stoker

C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke

British Dictionary definitions for stoker (2 of 2)

Stoker
/ (ˈstəʊkə) /

noun
Bram, original name Abraham Stoker. 1847–1912, Irish novelist, author of Dracula (1897)
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