Meaning of STOKER in English

STOKER

— stokerless , adj.

/stoh"keuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that stokes.

2. a laborer employed to tend and fuel a furnace, esp. a furnace used to generate steam, as on a steamship.

3. Chiefly Brit. the fireman on a locomotive.

4. a mechanical device for supplying coal or other solid fuel to a furnace.

[ 1650-60; stok ( en ) to STOKE 1 + -er -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .