What does Stoker mean?

Definitions for Stoker
ˈstoʊ kərstok·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Stoker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stoker, Bram Stoker, Abraham Stokernoun

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

  2. stoker, firemannoun

    a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)

  3. stokernoun

    a mechanical device for stoking a furnace


  1. stokernoun

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

  2. stokernoun

    A device for stoking a fire; a poker

  3. stokernoun

    A device that feeds coal into a furnace etc automatically

  4. stokernoun

    A person who pedals on the back of a tandem bicycle

  5. Etymology: From stoker, from stoken, ultimately equivalent to. More at stoke.


  1. stoker

    A stoker is a person who is responsible for feeding a furnace, boiler, or steam engine with fuel in order for it to produce power. This term is often used in the context of ships or trains that use coal-fired engines. Nowadays, in modern machinery, "stoker" can also refer to a mechanical device that automatically feeds fuel into a furnace or boiler.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stokerverb

    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

  2. Stokerverb

    a fire poker

  3. Etymology: [D. See Stoke, v. t.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stoker

    The man who attends to feed and trim the fires for the boilers in a steam-vessel.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stoker is ranked #5082 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stoker surname appeared 6,888 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Stoker.

    86.9% or 5,989 total occurrences were White.
    7.4% or 511 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 185 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 100 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 69 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 34 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. stroke

  2. tokers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stoker in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stoker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Stoker in a Sentence

  1. Fiona Cross:

    These two spider species are highly specialised mosquito assassins, like Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ or Arnold Schwarzenegger in the James Cameron movie ‘The Terminator’, these little specialist predators ignore any other insects that get in the way as they pursue their target victims – mosquitoes.

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    • A. integrity
    • B. permutation
    • C. slip
    • D. staff

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