- a person who tends a furnace, specif. of a steam boiler, as formerly on a ship or locomotive
- a mechanical device that stokes a furnace
Origin of stokerDutch from stoken, to poke, stir up from stok, a stick: see stock
(born Abraham Stoker) 1847-1912; Ir. writer: author of Dracula
- One who is employed to feed fuel to and tend a furnace, as on a steam locomotive or a steamship.
- A mechanical device for feeding coal to a furnace.
Origin of stokerDutch from stoken to stoke from Middle Dutch stōken to poke