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.

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

stokerless, adjective Unabridged


Bram [bram] , (Abraham Stoker) 1847–1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula. Unabridged
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stoker (ˈstəʊkə)
a person employed to tend a furnace, as on a steamship
[C17: from Dutch, from stoken to stoke]

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

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machine for feeding coal or other solid fuel into a furnace, usually supporting the fuel during combustion. A good stoker also supplies air for combustion and regulates the rate of burning and, in large installations, disposes of the ashes. Use of stokers affords substantial fuel savings over hand firing. Fuel may be fed into the furnace on a moving chain grate or, for small units (even some for home heating), by a moving screw. Power for running a stoker is usually furnished by an electric motor, and control of combustion is achieved by variable speed or intermittent drive.

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