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1spoke

\ˈspōk\

Definition of SPOKE

past & archaic past participle of speak

2spoke

noun

: one of the bars that connect the center of a wheel to the rim

Full Definition of SPOKE

1
a :  any of the small radiating bars inserted in the hub of a wheel to support the rim
b :  something resembling the spoke of a wheel
2
:  any of the projecting handles of a boat's steering wheel

Examples of SPOKE

  1. The stick got caught in the wheel's spokes.

Origin of SPOKE

Middle English, from Old English spāca; akin to Old High German speihha spoke, Middle Dutch spike spike
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

3spoke

transitive verb
spokedspok·ing

Definition of SPOKE

:  to furnish with spokes

First Known Use of SPOKE

before 12th century
SPOKES Defined for Kids

1spoke

Definition of SPOKE for Kids

past of speak

2spoke

noun \ˈspōk\

Definition of SPOKE for Kids

:  one of the bars or rods extending from the hub of a wheel to the rim

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