Spoke

Definition of Spoke

Pronunciation: spōkt
imp.1.imp. of Speak.
n.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.
v. t.1.To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.
[imp. & p. p. Spoked (spōkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Spoking.]

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