stock·​er | \ ˈstä-kər How to pronounce stocker (audio) \

Definition of stocker

1 : a young animal (such as a steer or heifer) suitable for being fed and fattened for market
2 : an animal (such as a heifer) suitable for use in a breeding establishment

Examples of stocker in a Sentence

He works as a produce stocker at the grocery store.

Recent Examples on the Web

This is a player who, during his college career, worked as a cashier and stocker at Walmart. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "Can Troymaine Pope finally cut it with Chargers after years of falling short in NFL?," 19 Aug. 2019 Carlson had just spent the morning on horse shepherding some 300 cows with calves, as well as 650 stockers, out from the back hills. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A look behind the Hollister Ranch gates. Will the public ever access these exclusive beaches?," 12 Apr. 2019 Frankie is a good father, a loving husband, a loyal brother, a supermarket stocker, an all-round decent guy, and, oh yeah, a murdering thief. Matthew Gilbert,, "‘City on a Hill’ isn’t exactly a Boston version of ‘The Wire,’ but it has potential," 12 June 2019 Though the Amazon Go store has no cashiers, it is extensively staffed, particularly at the entrance and with shelf stockers constantly replenishing inventory. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Amazon Will Supersize Its Second Grab-and-Go Grocery in Seattle," 3 July 2018 The jobs being filled include cashiers, lawn and garden associates, stockers, assemblers of outdoor products, and loaders. Daniel B. Kline, USA TODAY, "These 9 companies plan to hire more than 10,000 workers in 2018," 6 Mar. 2018 The Target conflict’s origins date to Ms. Times’s attempt to be hired as an overnight stocker at a Target store in South Windsor, Conn. Colin Moynihan, New York Times, "Target Agrees to Review Screening of Job Applicants Amid Claims of Bias," 5 Apr. 2018 After Deborah Shank, a shelf stocker at Walmart, suffered a several brain injury when her car was rammed by a truck in 2000, her family reached a settlement with the company that left her a $417,000 trust fund for long-term care. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "Walmart changed policy after claiming an injured worker's settlement became a PR nightmare," 5 Apr. 2018 The survey was conducted with 818 Los Angeles frontline floor workers — those who have the most direct interaction with retail sales, including salespeople, cashiers, stockers and food workers. Andrew Khouri,, "Erratic schedules a part of life for L.A. retail workers," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stocker

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stocker

US : a person whose job is to put products on a store's shelves, in a store's cases, etc.

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