Definition of stoker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstəʊkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊkər//
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a person whose job is to add coal or other fuel to a fire, etc., especially on a ship or a steam train Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Dutch, from stoken ‘stoke a furnace’, from Middle Dutch stoken ‘push, poke’; related to the noun stick.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stoker