- 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.
Origin of spoke2
Examples from the Web for spoked
Historical Examples of spoked
The wheels were about four feet high, spoked, and shod round with iron.The Story of Ancient Irish Civilization
P. W. Joyce
Pressing this invention to the ultimate produced a spoked wheel.The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel
Arthur W. Orton
Wawn day I spoked to un, but 'ee wudden zay nothin,' but 'The devil's a 'ard maaster, Mrs. Pethick.'The Man Who Rose Again
Jason's group, and the two others, shuffled into position and seated their bars, making a four spoked wheel out of the capstan.The Ethical Engineer
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
The wheel is eight spoked, and reaches as high as the shoulders of the horses, which implies a diameter of about five feet.
- 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
Word Origin for spoke
(of a wheel), Old English spaca "spoke," related to spicing "large nail," from Proto-Germanic *spaikon (cf. Old Saxon speca, Old Frisian spake, Dutch spaak, Old High German speicha, German speiche "spoke"), probably from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)).