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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


  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

  2. Spoke

    of Speak

  3. Spoke

    imp. of Speak

  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

  5. Spokenoun

    a projecting handle of a steering wheel

  6. Spokenoun

    a rung, or round, of a ladder

  7. Spokenoun

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

  8. Spokeverb

    to furnish with spokes, as a wheel

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


  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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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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  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. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

  2. Mike Huckabee:

    I mean I remember those press conferences -- the one in Manila and the one in Turkey prior to that -- where you could see the visible, visceral anger this President had as he spoke about Republicans. And he was so frustrated that there was not just a universal acceptance of his point of view about relocation of refugees, calling people who disagreed with him as un-American.

  3. Joseph Nagy:

    What we would call November, or the early part of it, appears to have been the designated end-of-harvest and beginning-of-winter time among peoples who spoke or speak Irish Celtic languages -- primarily represented today by the Irish, the Scottish particularly of the Highlands and islands, the Welsh, and the Bretons -- but the Celtic languages were far more widespread throughout Europe in ancient times, in Irish, this time or, specifically, what we would call November 1, is known as Samhain, which probably means' end of summer,'.

  4. Steve Scalise:

    One of the many groups that I spoke to regarding this critical legislation was a group whose views I wholeheartedly condemn. It was a mistake I regret.

  5. Gal Gadot:

    I was shocked by the way that he spoke with me, you’re dizzy because you can’t believe this was just said to you. And if he says it to me, then obviously he says it to many other people.

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