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spoke

\ ˈspōk \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of spoke

  • past tense and archaic past participle of speak

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spoke

noun

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 in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of spoke

Middle English, from Old English spāca; akin to Old High German speihha spoke, Middle Dutch spike spike

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spoke

verb

Definition of spoke

spoked; spoking
transitive verb
:to furnish with spokes

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First Known Use of spoke

before 12th century


SPOKE Defined for English Language Learners

spoke

noun

Definition of spoke for English Language Learners

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


SPOKE Defined for Kids

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spoke

Definition of spoke for Students


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spoke

noun \ ˈspōk \

Definition of spoke for Students

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


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