Other definitions for spoke (2 of 2)
one of the bars, rods, or rungs radiating from the hub or nave of a wheel and supporting the rim or felloe.
something that resembles the spoke of a wheel.
a handlelike projection from the rim of a wheel, as a ship's steering wheel.
a rung of a ladder.
to fit or furnish with or as with spokes.
- spokeless, adjective
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How to use spoke in a sentence
It becomes a media organization with a bunch of spokes going out as opposed to being centralized.Media Briefing: How media companies’ DE&I efforts, office return statuses are affecting hiring | Tim Peterson | June 17, 2021 | Digiday
Before the pandemic most people worked in offices where the IT team oversaw a traditional hub-and-spoke model.Remote-working leaves businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, say experts | Jessica Davies | May 19, 2021 | Digiday
The Khenpo made mindfulness sound akin to jamming a stick into the spokes of the checklist and developing a state of okayness.
The traditional hub-and-spoke model, with transit networks designed to flush people in and out of a central business district, was upended.The pandemic could remake public transportation for the better | John Surico | April 26, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Symptoms include hops and wobbles, speed shimmying on descents, or spokes that are noticeably tighter or looser than the ones next to them.
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
His peers remember him as a bright man who spoke softly and occasionally came across as a bit shy.
Almost everyone I spoke to said they have used JSwipe because they are specifically not just looking for a booty call.
Last summer, I spoke with first black supermodel Beverly Johnson about this for The Root.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem | Danielle Belton | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to harm future access to those embattled communities.
She kept her eyes fixed steadily on his, saying what followed gently, calmly, yet as though another woman spoke the words.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
I could have sworn I heard a cry, and one of my men spoke in a tone that assured me my imagination had not been playing a trick.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
You never cared—you were too proud to care; and when I spoke to you about my fault, you did n't even know what I meant.Confidence | Henry James
He spoke clearly and slowly, well knowing that some among the natives would understand him.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
The Indian turned his head, and spoke to some one behind; one after another a score of figures rose.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (2 of 2)
a radial member of a wheel, joining the hub to the rim
a radial projection from the rim of a wheel, as in a ship's wheel
a rung of a ladder
put a spoke in someone's wheel British to thwart someone's plans
(tr) to equip with or as if with spokes
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