spoke

2
[ spohk ]
/ spoʊk /

noun

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.

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Origin of spoke

2
before 900; Middle English; Old English spāca; cognate with Dutch speek, German Speiche

OTHER WORDS FROM spoke

spoke·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spokeless (1 of 2)

spoke1
/ (spəʊk) /

verb

the past tense of speak
archaic, or dialect a past participle of speak

British Dictionary definitions for spokeless (2 of 2)

spoke2
/ (spəʊk) /

noun

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

verb

(tr) to equip with or as if with spokes

Word Origin for spoke

Old English spāca
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