Spoke definition

spōk
A rod or stick that may be inserted into a wheel to prevent it from turning.
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Any of the grips or handholds projecting from the rim of a ship's steering wheel.
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To equip with spokes.
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To equip with or as with spokes.
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The definition of a spoke is a brace or bar in between the hub and rim of a wheel, or a ladder rung.

An example of a spoke is a rod in a bike wheel.

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Spoke is defined as to equip a wheel with braces or bars between the hub and rim, or to add ladder rungs to a ladder, or to have said something.

An example of spoke is to add braces between the hub and the rim of a bike.

An example of spoke is to have given a speech yesterday.

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A support structure that connects the axle or the hub of a wheel to the rim.
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(nautical) A projecting handle of a steering wheel.
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A rung of a ladder.
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A device for fastening the wheel of a vehicle to prevent it from turning when going downhill.
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To furnish (a wheel) with spokes.
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One of the rods or braces connecting the hub and rim of a wheel.
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(nautical) One of the handles projecting from the rim of a ship's steering wheel.
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A rung of a ladder.
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To impede (a wheel) by inserting a rod.
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Any of the braces or bars extending between the hub and the rim of a wheel.
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Simple past tense of speak.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spoke
Plural:
spokes

Origin of spoke

  • Middle English from Old English spāca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English spaca

    From Wiktionary