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 for Spoke
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoke \Spoke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoked (sp[=o]kt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Spoking.]
     To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoke \Spoke\ (sp[=o]k),
     imp. of Speak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoke \Spoke\, n. [OE. spoke, spake, AS. sp[=a]ca; 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.
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     2. (Naut.) A projecting handle of a steering wheel.
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     3. A rung, or round, of a ladder.
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     4. A contrivance for fastening the wheel of a vehicle, to
        prevent it from turning in going down a hill.
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     To put a spoke in one's wheel, to thwart or obstruct one in
        the execution of some design.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spoke({Spake">Speak \Speak\, v. i. [imp. Spoke({SpakeArchaic); p. p.
     Spoken({Spoke">Spoken({Spoke, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Speaking.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to
     OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG.
     sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sph[=u]rj to crackle, to
     thunder. Cf. Spark of fire, Speech.]
     1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to
        express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so
        obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
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              Till at the last spake in this manner. --Chaucer.
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              Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. --1 Sam. iii.
                                                    9.
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     2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
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              That fluid substance in a few minutes begins to set,
              as the tradesmen speak.               --Boyle.
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              An honest man, is able to speak for himself, when a
              knave is not.                         --Shak.
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              During the century and a half which followed the
              Conquest, there is, to speak strictly, no English
              history.                              --Macaulay.
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     3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a
        public assembly formally.
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              Many of the nobility made themselves popular by
              speaking in Parliament against those things which
              were most grateful to his majesty.    --Clarendon.
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     4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
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              Lycan speaks of a part of Caesar's army that came to
              him from the Leman Lake.              --Addison.
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     5. To give sound; to sound.
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              Make all our trumpets speak.          --Shak.
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     6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by
        utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
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              Thine eye begins to speak.            --Shak.
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     To speak of, to take account of, to make mention of.
        --Robynson (More's Utopia).
  
     To speak out, to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to
        speak unreservedly.
  
     To speak well for, to commend; to be favorable to.
  
     To speak with, to converse with. "Would you speak with me?"
        --Shak.
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     Syn: To say; tell; talk; converse; discourse; articulate;
          pronounce; utter.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spoke
      n 1: support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining
           the hub to the rim [syn: spoke, wheel spoke, radius]
      2: one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder [syn:
         rundle, spoke, rung]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "spoke":
     approach, arrest, asymptote, bearing rein, bit, bottleneck, brake,
     chain, check, checkrein, chock, clog, collision course,
     concentralization, concentration, concourse, concurrence,
     confluence, conflux, congress, convergence, converging,
     countercheck, crossing, curb, curb bit, damper, diffusion,
     dispersion, doorstep, doorstop, drag, drag sail, drift anchor,
     drift sail, drogue, emanation, fetter, focalization, focus,
     footrest, footstep, funnel, holdback, hub, martingale, meeting,
     mutual approach, narrowing gap, pelham, radiance, radiation,
     radius, ray, remora, rest, riser, round, rundle, rung, scale,
     scattering, scotch, sea anchor, shackle, snaffle, spokes, stair,
     stave, stay, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stop, string,
     tangent, trammel, tread
  
  

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