Definition of Stoker

1. Noun. Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912).

Exact synonyms: Abraham Stoker, Bram Stoker
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



2. Noun. A laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship).
Exact synonyms: Fireman
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Stoke

3. Noun. A mechanical device for stoking a furnace.
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Derivative terms: Stoke

Definition of Stoker

1. n. One who is employed to tend a furnace and supply it with fuel, especially the furnace of a locomotive or of a marine steam boiler; also, a machine for feeding fuel to a fire.

Definition of Stoker

1. Noun. A person who stokes, especially one on a steamship who stokes coal in the boilers ¹

2. Noun. A device for stoking a fire; a poker ¹

3. Noun. A device that feeds coal into a furnace etc automatically ¹

4. Noun. A person who pedals on the back of a tandem bicycle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stoker

1. one that stokes [n -S] - See also: stokes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stoker

stoicly
stoics
stoit
stoited
stoiter
stoitered
stoiters
stoiting
stoits
stoke
stoked
stokehold
stokeholds
stokehole
stokeholes
stoker (current term)
stokers
stokes
stokes' aster
stokesias
stokesite
stokey
stoking
stokvel
stokvels
stola
stolae
stolas
stole
stole-fee

Literary usage of Stoker

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1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1898)
"C. Moreley, Leading stoker, 1st Class. G. Collier, stoker. R. Sutherland, Lean ing Signalman. W. Webb, ABW Corney, stoker. r G. Price, ABJ Jones, AB . ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"American Underfeed stoker. — Fig. 109 shows an application of an American ... This differs from the Jones stoker in the method of feeding the fuel to the ..."

3. Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company (1913)
"As stated above, the best stoker will cause smoke under certain conditions. Intelligently handled, however, under ordinary operating conditions, ..."

4. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Douglas Hyde, Charles Welsh, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"BEAM stoker. He is a barrister of the Inner Temple, and holds the medal of the Royal Humane ... ABRAHAM stoker is the second son of the late Abraham stoker, ..."

5. Steam-boiler Economy: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fuel Economy by William Kent (1904)
"This stoker burns all kinds of coal, from lignite to anthracite, ... The Acme stoker is shown in Fig. 27. The angle of the grates can be changed to suit ..."

6. Steam-boiler Economy: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fuel Economy by William Kent (1901)
"This stoker burns all kinds of coal, from lignite to anthracite, ... The Acme stoker is shown in Fig. 27. The angle of the grates can be changed to suit ..."

7. English Reports in Law and Equity: Containing Reports of Cases in the House by Edmund Hatch Bennett, Chauncey Smith, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Courts (1853)
"By an indenture, dated the 18th June, 1849, and made between the said Thomas stoker and the said Sarah stoker, his wife, of the one part, ..."

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