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Definition of "spoke" []

  • One of the rods or braces connecting the hub and rim of a wheel. (noun)
  • Nautical One of the handles projecting from the rim of a ship's steering wheel. (noun)
  • A rod or stick that may be inserted into a wheel to prevent it from turning. (noun)
  • A rung of a ladder. (noun)
  • To equip with spokes. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spoke" in a sentence
  • "The frog-woman crept to her side; gazed down upon Larry; spoke -- _spoke_ -- to the Golden Girl in a swift stream of the sonorous, reverberant monosyllables; and Lakla answered her in kind."
  • "The title spoke for itself: two gay guys are having a baby."
  • "Mr. McCain spoke from the back porch of the house, using a lectern."