1 a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
2 any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
3 to become or convert into coke
(C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin)
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