Stoke (?), v. t. [OE. stoken, fr. D. stoken, fr. stok a stick (cf. OF. estoquier to thrust, stab; of Teutonic origin, and akin to D. stok). See Stock.]

1.

To stick; to thrust; to stab.

[Obs.]

Nor short sword for to stoke, with point biting. Chaucer.

2.

To poke or stir up, as a fire; hence, to tend, as the fire of a furnace, boiler, etc.

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Stoke, v. i.

To poke or stir up a fire; hence, to tend the fires of furnaces, steamers, etc.

© Webster 1913.

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