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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: spōk, IPA(key): /spəʊk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊk
  • Hyphenation: spoke

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English spoke, spok, spook, from Old English spāca, from Proto-Germanic *spaikǭ.

NounEdit

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.
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VerbEdit

spoke (third-person singular simple present spokes, present participle spoking, simple past and past participle spoked)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (a wheel) with spokes.

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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

spoke

  1. simple past tense of speak

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

spoke

  1. plural of spook

DutchEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English spāca, from Proto-Germanic *spaikǭ.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Northern ME, Early ME) IPA(key): /spɑːk(ə)/
  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːk(ə)/

NounEdit

spoke (plural spokes or spoken)

  1. A spoke (support radiating from the middle of a wheel)
  2. A sharp spike or projection on the edge of a wheel.

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