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stoker

[stoh-ker] /ˈstoʊ kər/
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 of stoker
1650-1660
1650-60; < Dutch, equivalent to stok(en) to stoke1 + -er -er1
Related forms
stokerless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stoke rless

stoker

/ˈstəʊkə/
noun
1.
a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship
Word Origin
C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke

Stoker

/ˈstəʊkə/
noun
1.
Bram, original name Abraham Stoker. 1847–1912, Irish novelist, author of Dracula (1897)
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Word Origin and History for stoke rless

stoker

1650s, agent noun from stoke (v.).

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