What does spoke mean?

Definitions for spoke
spoʊkspoke

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spoke, wheel spoke, radiusnoun

    support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

  2. rundle, spoke, rungnoun

    one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

Wiktionary

  1. spokenoun

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

  2. spokeverb

    To furnish (a wheel) with spokes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spoke

    of Speak

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  2. Spoke

    of Speak

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  3. Spoke

    imp. of Speak

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  4. Spokenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  5. Spokenoun

    a projecting handle of a steering wheel

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  6. Spokenoun

    a rung, or round, of a ladder

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  7. Spokenoun

    a contrivance for fastening the wheel of a vehicle, to prevent it from turning in going down a hill

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

  8. Spokeverb

    to furnish with spokes, as a wheel

    Etymology: [OE. spoke, spake, AS. spca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. 170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

Freebase

  1. Spoke

    A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel, connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally referred to portions of a log which had been split lengthwise into four or six sections. The radial members of a wagon wheel were made by carving a spoke into their finished shape. A spokeshave is a tool originally developed for this purpose. Eventually, the term spoke was more commonly applied to the finished product of the wheelwright's work, than to the materials he used.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spoke

    spōk, pa.t. of speak.

  2. Spoke

    spōk, n. one of the bars from the nave to the rim of a wheel.—Put a spoke in one's wheel, to thwart a person by some impediment. [A.S. spáca; Dut. speek, Ger. speiche.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. spoke

    The portion of the hub and spoke distribution system that refers to transportation mode operators responsible for scheduled delivery to a customer of the

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  1. Spoke

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1523

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spoke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1532

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spoke in a Sentence

  1. Said Jafri:

    They spoke with various staff members and did their due diligence.

  2. Rosalia Leon:

    At the end of December after Raul spoke, all the street vendors disappeared and they still haven't returned, there used to be a produce kiosk across the street from where I live and it shut down and still hasn't reopened. These days I have to look far and wide for what I need to eat.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    We should make sure that we, as quickly as we can, find out if Mark Milley spoke to Bob Woodward Mark Milley.

  4. Josh Duggar:

    Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends, i confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.

  5. Sylvester Stallone:

    I remember I spoke with [director] Ryan Coogler when this [#OscarSoWhite controversy] happened, and I said, ‘How do you want to handle this? Because I feel like you are responsible for me being here,'.

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    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
    • A. whirring
    • B. cosmopolitan
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    • D. brilliant

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