1) As a verb, to thrust or poke, as with a stick or sword.

1575 Simon Tanfeld, a dronkarde, drue his knife and porred with it at Ambrose Jackson in Acaster church upon a Sondaie.

The noun usually referred to an iron poker:

1451 unum porr ferri, Brandsby

1559 a brandrethe and one iron porre, Hipswell

1612 four iron porres and one iron cowlerayke, Brandsby.

dates 1451 1559 1575 1612

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