Meaning of STOKER in English

STOKER

/ ˈstəʊkə(r); NAmE ˈstoʊ-/ noun

a person whose job is to add coal or other fuel to a fire, etc., especially on a ship or a steam train

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 17th cent.: from Dutch , from stoken stoke a furnace, from Middle Dutch stoken push, poke; related to the noun stick .

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