stoker: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stō'kur), [key]
  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. the fireman on a locomotive.
  4. a mechanical device for supplying coal or other solid fuel to a furnace.


Pronunciation: (stō'kur), [key]
  1. (Abraham Stoker), 1847–1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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