- a seam or scratch filled with scale or slag on the surface of an ingot or bar.
Origin of roke
First recorded in 1885–90; orig. dial. roke, rawk to scratch, flaw
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Examples from the Web for roke
Thus "sheaf" and "reek" are in Norfolk "shoaf" and "roke;" and "smeath," a table land, is evidently from "smooth."
Later, when the Roke—by Velasquez was being talked of, I went with him to see the picture.