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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Poker \Pok"er\, n. [From Poke to push.] 1. One who pokes. [1913 Webster] 2. That which pokes or is used in poking, especially a metal bar or rod used in stirring a fire of coals. [1913 Webster] 3. A poking-stick. --Decker. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] Poker picture, a picture formed in imitation of bisterwashed drawings, by singeing the surface of wood with a heated poker or other iron. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]