stoker

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From Middle Dutch stoker (stoker), from Middle Dutch stoken (to stoke, incite, literally to poke, jab, thrust), ultimately equivalent to stoke +‎ -er. More at stoke.

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stoker (plural stokers)

  1. A person who stokes, especially one on a steamship who stokes coal in the boilers
  2. A device for stoking a fire; a poker
  3. A device that feeds coal into a furnace etc automatically
  4. A person who pedals on the back of a tandem bicycle

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