Spoke (?),

imp. of Speak.

 

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Spoke, n. [OE. spoke, spake, AS, spaca; akin to D. speek, LG. speke, OHG. speihha, G. speiche. &root;170. Cf. Spike a nail.]

1.

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.

2. Naut.

A projecting handle of a steering wheel.

3.

A rung, or round, of a ladder.

4.

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

To put a spoke in one's wheel, to thwart or obstruct one in the execution of some design.

 

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Spoke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Spoking.]

To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.

 

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