Definition of Spoke

1. Noun. Support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim.

Exact synonyms: Radius, Wheel Spoke
Group relationships: Bicycle Wheel, Cartwheel, Wagon Wheel
Generic synonyms: Support

2. Noun. One of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder.
Exact synonyms: Rundle, Rung
Generic synonyms: Crosspiece
Group relationships: Ladder

Definition of Spoke

1. n. The radius or ray of a wheel; one of the small bars which are inserted in the hub, or nave, and which serve to support the rim or felly.

2. v. t. To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.

Definition of Spoke

1. Noun. A piece that fits between the axle and the round outside, or rim, of a wheel. ¹

2. Verb. (simple past of speak) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To furnish (a wheel) with spokes. ¹

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Definition of Spoke

1. to provide with spokes (rods that support the rim of a wheel) [v SPOKED, SPOKING, SPOKES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoke

spoils of war
spoils system
spoilt for choice
spoke (current term)
spoke in tongues
spoken communication
spoken for
spoken in tongues
spoken language
spoken pause
spoken pauses
spoken word

Literary usage of Spoke

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen, Reginald Brimley Johnson (1892)
"She spoke of her farther as somewhat delicate and puny, but was sanguine in the hope of her being materially better for change of air. ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Francis William Clarke (1908)
"WHEN Portia parted with her husband, she spoke cheeringly to him, and bade him bring his dear friend along with him when he returned ; yet she feared it ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Go back, go back, and be wise.1 Chr. Nay, but do thou come with thy neighbour Pliable ; there are such things to be had which I spoke of, and many Obstinate ..."

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