spreader stoker

spreader stoker

[′spred·ər ‚stōk·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A coal-burning system where mechanical feeders and distributing devices form a thin fuel bed on a traveling grate, intermittent-cleaning dump grate, or reciprocating continuous-cleaning grate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.