stoker

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch stoker. Equivalent to stoken +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstoː.kər/, (Southern Dutch) [ˈstoː.kər], (Northern Dutch) [ˈstoʊ̯.kər]
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  • Hyphenation: sto‧ker
  • Rhymes: -oːkər

Noun[edit]

stoker m (plural stokers, diminutive stokertje n)

  1. stoker, one who stokes fuel
  2. agitator, one who sows division or discord
    Synonyms: onruststoker, scheurmaker