Coke


Coke
Coke Coke, n. [Perh. akin to cake, n.] Mineral coal charred, or depriver of its bitumen, sulphur, or other volatile matter by roasting in a kiln or oven, or by distillation, as in gas works. It is lagerly used where ? smokeless fire is required. [Written also {coak}.] [1913 Webster]

{Gas coke}, the coke formed in gas retorts, as distinguished from that made in ovens. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.