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Definition of "stoke" [stoke]

  • To stir up and feed (a fire or furnace). (verb-transitive)
  • To feed fuel to and tend the fire of (a furnace). (verb-transitive)
  • To feed or tend a furnace or fire. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To eat steadily and in large quantities. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stoke" in a sentence
  • "In what he calls a stoke of luck, Gore purchased the rare car off eBay."
  • "The dragon kiln has 17 holes throughout the entire length of its body called stoke holes which the kiln operator uses during firing for observation and feeding of wood fuel."
  • "Who remembers that team called stoke that beat us 2-0."