Pronunciation Noun

spoke (plural spokes)

  1. A support structure that connects the axle or the hub of a wheel to the rim.
  2. (nautical) A projecting handle of a steering wheel.
  3. A rung of a ladder.
  4. A device for fastening the wheel of a vehicle to prevent it from turning when going downhill.
  5. One of the outlying points in a hub-and-spoke model of transportation.
Translations Verb

spoke (spokes, present participle spoking; past and past participle spoked)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (a wheel) with spokes.
  1. simple past tense of speak
  2. (now, colloquial, nonstandard) Past participle of speak
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii], page 366 ↗, column 2:
      Cleo. Hye thee againe, / I haue ſpoke already, and it is provided.

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