verb (used with object), spoked, spok·ing.
- spoils system,
- spoken for,
Origin of spoke2
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)).