Definition of stoker
1 : one employed to tend a furnace and supply it with fuel; specifically : one that tends a marine steam boiler
2 : a machine for feeding a fire
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In Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 play, one of his more directly political works, Robert (Yank) Smith (the stupendous Bobby Cannavale) is a tough-talking, anti-intellectualizing stoker who shovels coal in the boiler room of a ship heading for New York.
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Definition of Stoker
Bram 1847–1912 Irish writer
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