stoke rless

stoker

[stoh-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that stokes.
2.
a laborer employed to tend and fuel a furnace, especially a furnace used to generate steam, as on a steamship.
3.
Chiefly British. the fireman on a locomotive.
4.
a mechanical device for supplying coal or other solid fuel to a furnace.

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

stokerless, adjective
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stoker (ˈstəʊkə)
 
n
a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship
 
[C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke]

Stoker (ˈstəʊkə)
 
n
Bram, original name Abraham Stoker. 1847--1912, Irish novelist, author of Dracula (1897)

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