Definition of SPOKE

past & archaic past participle of speak



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

Full Definition of SPOKE

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
:  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


transitive verb

Definition of SPOKE

:  to furnish with spokes

First Known Use of SPOKE

before 12th century


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