stoker, noun

Origin:
Afrikaans
One who distills spirits in a small still (or kettle). See also stook. See also mampoerstoker (mampoer sense 2).
1977 Family Radio & TV 19 Sept.All the stokers swear to its (sc. naloop’s) medicinal value.
1981 E. Prov. Herald 18 Mar.Witblits — that legendary liquor whose kick is said to make an angry mule’s best effort feel like a love tap — is alive and well and being distilled in full public view at Worcester...Veteran stoker Mr X..was on hand to see to the production of yesterday’s batch.
1983 A. Sparks in J. Crwys-Williams S. Afr. Despatches (1989) 445Saturday’s decision was occasioned by the decision of the mampoer-makers, or stokers as they are called, to form themselves into a guild appropriate to their new status.
1983 A. Sparks in J. Crwys-Williams S. Afr. Despatches (1989) 446Dominee Daniel J—..quoted from Genesis to warn the assembled stokers of the evils of liquor.
One who distills spirits in a small still (or kettle).
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