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

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 The retailer and member warehouse club has store jobs that include cashier, stocker, meat cutter, and pharmacist, among others. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Employers hiring 100 or more in the Detroit area," 8 Feb. 2018 Copeland scraped together money as a retail cashier and stocker at a drugstore and later in a Church’s Chicken kitchen. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "They were friends as kids, then on opposite sides of the law. Now they’re mentoring D.C. teens together.," 11 Jan. 2018 In-store seasonal positions, which typically support stores between March and September, include cashiers, lawn and garden associates, stockers, assemblers of outdoor products and loaders, the company said. William Thornton,, "Lowe's to hold Birmingham job fair Feb. 1, to hire 300," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stocker

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stocker was in 1881

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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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