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1. One of the rods or braces connecting the hub and rim of a wheel.
2. Nautical One of the handles projecting from the rim of a ship's steering wheel.
3. A rod or stick that may be inserted into a wheel to prevent it from turning.
4. A rung of a ladder.
tr.v. spoked, spok·ing, spokes
1. To equip with spokes.
2. To impede (a wheel) by inserting a rod.
[Middle English, from Old English spāca.]
1. Past tense of speak.
2. Archaic A past participle of speak.
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) a radial member of a wheel, joining the hub to the rim
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a radial projection from the rim of a wheel, as in a ship's wheel
3. (Building) a rung of a ladder
4. put a spoke in someone's wheel Brit to thwart someone's plans
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to equip with or as if with spokes
[Old English spāca]
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1. a pt. of speak.
2. Archaic. a pp. of speak.
n., v. spoked, spok•ing. n.
1. one of the bars, rods, or rungs radiating from the hub or nave of a wheel and supporting the rim or felloe.
2. a handlelike projection from the rim of a wheel, as a ship's steering wheel.
3. a rung of a ladder.v.t.
4. to fit or furnish with or as if with spokes.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English spāca, c. Old Frisian spēke, spāke, Old Saxon spēca, Old High German speihha]
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The portion of the hub and spoke distribution system that refers to transportation mode operators responsible for scheduled delivery to a customer of the "hub." See also distribution; distribution system; hub; hub and spoke distribution.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: spoked
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|Noun||1.||spoke - support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim|
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
cartwheel - a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
|2.||spoke - one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder|
crosspiece - a transverse brace
ladder - steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
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شُعاع الدّولابشُعَاعُ العَجَلَة
jant telitekerlek parmaklığı
cái nan hoa
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one of the ribs or bars from the centre to the rim of the wheel of a bicycle, cart etc. speek شُعاع الدّولاب спица raio paprsek die Speiche ege ακτίνα τροχούradio, rayo kodar پره ي چرخ pinna rayon חִישוּר डंडा, अर, आरा, रोक žbica, palac (kotača) küllő jari-jari pílári, hjólrif raggio スポーク (바퀴의) 살 stipinas (riteņa) spieķis jari-jari spaakeikeszprycha raio rază спица špica špica paok eker ซี่ล้อรถ tekerlek parmaklığı 輪輻，輻條 спиця پہیے کا کوئي ارّا جو ناہ سے گھیر تک جڑے ہوتے ہیں cái nan hoa 轮辐，辐条
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spoke→ شُعَاعُ العَجَلَة paprsek ege Speiche ακτίνα τροχού radio de una rueda, rayo de una rueda pyörän puola rayon žbica raggio スポーク 스포크 spaak eike szprycha raio, raio de roda спица eker ซี่ล้อรถ jant teli cái nan hoa 轮辐
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spokepret de speak
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