[ spohk ]
/ spoʊk /
a simple past tense of speak. Nonstandard. a past participle of speak. Archaic. a past participle of speak.
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Other definitions for spoke (2 of 2)
[ spohk ]
/ spoʊk /
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.
verb (used with object), spoked, spok·ing.
to fit or furnish with or as with spokes.
Origin of spoke2
before 900; Middle English; Old English spāca; cognate with Dutch speek,German Speiche
OTHER WORDS FROM spokespokeless, adjective
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How to use spoke in a sentence
He settled back, and from idle habit adjusted his chair-scope to the familiar broad-spoked area of Washington just below.
The sacks all had the same mark—a five-spoked wheel printed in black on the sacking.
On the axle, placed at the back of the body in order to diminish the jolting, were two six-spoked wheels held by keyed bolts.
Monson knelt at his post forward, and his hands trembled on the spoked wheel that moved the wings.
British Dictionary definitions for spoke (1 of 2)
archaic, or dialect a past participle of speak
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
Word Origin for spoke
Old English spāca
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